Through excellence in nutrition research and practice, ASN’s members enhance scientific knowledge and quality of life. The Society supports its members and fulfills its mission by fostering and enhancing research in animal and human nutrition; providing opportunities for sharing, disseminating, and archiving peer-reviewed nutrition research results (at its annual meeting and in its official publications); fostering quality education and training in nutrition; upholding standards for ethical behavior in research, the protection of human subjects, and the care and treatment of research animals; providing opportunities for fellowship and support among nutritionists; and bringing scientific knowledge to bear on nutrition issues through communication and influence in the public domain.
ASN was founded in 1928 as the American Institute for Nutrition. In 2005, the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, the American Society for Nutritional Sciences (formerly the American Institute for Nutrition) and the Society for International Nutrition merged to form ASN. Today, the Society encompasses both research and clinical focuses and is building upon its rich history.
ASN is a constituent society of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). Founded in 1912, FASEB advances biological science through educational meetings, publications and collaborative advocacy for research policies that promote scientific progress and education, leading to improvements in human health. ASN members have additional benefits through our association in FASEB. Visit the FASEB website for more details.