American Society For Nutrition

Congressional Briefings

Congressional Briefings

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice

ASN, singly or in partnership with like-minded organizations, holds congressional briefings to educate policymakers and other interested stakeholders on the importance of nutrition research and the need for further support.

"What are Children Eating at School Lunch? 5 Years After the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act;" September 11, 2015

"Maternal and Child Nutrition: New Learnings and Implications for  Development Agencies," June 2, 2014; US Agency for International Development (USAID) Brownbag Seminar

"Easy as ABC, 123! Integrating Nutrition and Activity in Early  Childhood Learning to Build Lifelong Healthy Habits;" March 31, 2014

"From Childhood Obesity to SNAP: Opportunities and Challenges in Nutrition Research;" December 4, 2013

"Out of the Trash and Onto Trays: Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in the School Lunch Program;" September 14, 2012

David R. Just, Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs, speaks at 2012 briefing.

"Advancing Discovery: The Role of NIH Research in Fighting Diabetes"; September 15, 2011; co-sponsored with the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), and other organizations.

Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH) 

Dr. Rena Wing, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University; Director, Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, The Miriam Hospital 

Anastasia Albanese-O'Neill, RN, parent of child with Type-1 Diabetes


Dr. Katherine Alaimo (center) and other briefing speakers visit the Capitol in 2011.

"Bringing Urban Agriculture to Life"; May 9, 2011; co-sponsored with the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) and the Council of Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics (C-FARE).

Dr. Katherine Alaimo, Dept. of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University

Dr. Jim Hanson, Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland

Kristen McIvor, Community Garden Coordinator, Tacoma/Pierce County, Washington State