American Society For Nutrition



Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice
The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) has over 5,000 members, with many nutrition practice specialties and sub-fields represented. ASN is the premier research society dedicated to improving the quality of life through the science of nutrition. ASN is committed to bringing together the world's top nutrition researchers, medical practitioners, policy makers and industry leaders to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals. Our members' specialties range from the most critical details of research to the broadest applications in society. All of our researcher members benefit greatly from ASN membership.

As ASN member James O. Hill, Ph.D., ASN Past President and Director, Center for Human Nutrition, University of Colorado Denver, states, "My interactions with ASN through councils, research interest sections and an excellent annual meeting have significantly enhanced my understanding of many critical components of nutrition … Being a member has provided me with opportunities to interact with some of the best nutrition researchers in the world." Read an extended interview with Dr. Hill.

ASN regular membership is open to any individual with a doctoral-level degree (i.e., PhD, MD, DDS, DVM, DPharm, etc.) in nutrition or a related field from an accredited institution with notable accomplishments as a lead, senior, or other author of a nutrition publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Representative of ASN's strength in serving researchers is the success of the Society's Journal of Nutrition (JN). JN, published monthly since 1928, is currently the third-ranked peer-reviewed journal in the nutrition and dietetics field. Members of ASN receive free online access to JN, the Society's clinical journal, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) and Advances in Nutrition, ASN's new review journal. ASN members also receive substantially discounted print subscriptions to journals.

ASN's dedication to evidence-based practice is proven in our commitment to turning research into tools and methods that strengthen your practice. Our journals, meetings and collegial networking are among the most respected in the world because they allow clinicians to quickly understand and apply responsible nutrition information in managing disease and promoting health. To find out more about what ASN offers you, please select from the links below.

Publications, including the JN
Public Affairs
Education and Professional Development

New! Member discounts are now available for publishing in ASN journals.

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To meet specific practice needs, all ASN members are eligible to join one of three Councils: Nutritional Sciences, Medical Nutrition, or International Nutrition. In addition, ASN offers fifteen Research Interest Sections which are designed to provide a mechanism for topic-specific discussion, networking and learning. The Society provides a wide range of awards which annually recognize the top accomplishments in nutrition practice, and ASN members are routinely recognized by outside sources as the preeminent nutrition practitioners in the world.