As ASN member Johanna Dwyer, D.Sc, RD, Professor of Medicine (Nutrition) and Community Health at Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and School of Medicine, and Director, Frances Stern Nutrition Center, Tufts-New England Medical Center says, "As a nutrition scientist who is a registered dietitian, I have found membership in ASN one of the most intellectually valuable and personally rewarding affiliations in my career. Serving as President ... in the 1990's was an honor and a privilege and I treasured the experience."
ASN associate membership is open to any individual with a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in nutrition or a related field from an accredited institution, who is committed to the field of nutrition research and practice, or demonstrates leadership in the nutrition field as an educator, speaker, advocate or administrator.
Representative of ASN's strength in serving allied health professionals is the success of the Society's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN). AJCN, published since 1952, is currently the highest ranked peer-reviewed journal in the nutrition and dietetics field. AJCN publishes basic and clinical studies relevant to human nutrition. Members of ASN receive free online access to AJCN, the Society's research-based journal, The Journal of Nutrition (JN) and ASN's new review journal, Advances in Nutrition. ASN members also receive substantially discounted print subscriptions to both journals.
To meet specific practice needs, all ASN members are eligible to join one of three Councils: Medical Nutrition, International Nutrition, or Nutritional Sciences. In addition, ASN offers fifteen research interest sections which are designed to provide a mechanism for topic-specific discussion, networking and learning. Opportunities are provided to earn CME credits for professional development. 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.