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.
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
including the JN
and Professional Development
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.