American Society For Nutrition

Global Nutrition Council

Global Nutrition Council

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice


To create an international membership alliance of professionals, practitioners, and students interested in and dedicated to areas in the field of human nutrition that are of relevance to underprivileged nations, disadvantaged populations within affluent societies, and rapidly-developing economies; to exchange pertinent ideas/ knowledge/experience spanning research, policy and practice; and to provide significant opportunities to foster professionals in their early careers towards becoming members of the global community of nutrition professionals.


GNC serves ASN members with basic and applied research interests on all aspects of human nutrition of relevance to both economically less-developed countries and to disadvantaged populations and the translation of this knowledge into training, policies and programs. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
  1. Under nutrition and deficiency diseases.
  2. Relationships between infection and nutrition.
  3. Nutrition interventions and their evaluation.
  4. The relationships between economic development policy and nutrition.
These research efforts may include nutritional biochemistry, physiology, clinical nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, nutritional anthropology or other social and behavioral sciences, economics, and public health.

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New Information

2015 Travel Award: Early-Career Faculty/Researcher in Low- or Middle- Income Country
This award targets a junior faculty member/researcher (with an equivalent appointment to that of a faculty member) who is within 5 years of receiving the masters or doctoral degree, and is based at a low- or middle- income country (LIC) university or research institution. To be considered for this GNC travel award, candidates must be ASN members that have selected the GNC as their primary council, and must have submitted an abstract to category 5140 – Global Nutrition for EB 2015.

Please e-mail an expanded abstract (2-page maximum as a pdf file) to by Feb. 15, 2015 with “GNC junior faculty/researcher travel award competition” in the subject heading. Expanded abstracts must include the candidate's contribution to the abstract's research. Expanded abstracts will be reviewed and ranked by a GNC committee. The winner will be recognized at the GNC business meeting, normally held on Monday evening during ASN's Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at EB.

Kellogg Award
2013 Kellogg Award Lecture