Affiliated Organizations

As the leading professional society for nutrition professionals, one way ASN serves its members is through collaboration with other organizations.


Federation of American Societies For Experimental Biology (FASEB)

ASN has been a member society of FASEB since 1940. FASEB is the nation’s largest coalition of biomedical researchers, representing 29 scientific societies.

Association of Nutrition Departments and Programs (ANDP)

The Association of Nutrition Departments and Programs (ANDP) is a national association of the directors of nutrition departments and programs.

National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists (NBPNS)

National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists is the credentialing body for the Physician Nutrition Specialist (PNS) certification.

International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS)

The American Society for Nutrition became the US Adhering Body to the International Union of Nutritional Sciences in 2008. However, the two organizations have collaborated closely for many decades. At ASN’s annual meeting in 1949, President E.M. Nelson reported on a meeting he had attended in London in June of 1948. The meeting had been convened to consider the formation of an International Union of Nutrition Sciences (IUNS). At this meeting, a tentative constitution and by-laws for the proposed union was prepared and adopted. Application to the International Congress of Scientific Unions was made and acted on in September of 1949.

The IUNS mission is:
– To promote advancement in nutrition science, research and development through international cooperation at the global level.
– To encourage communication and collaboration among nutrition scientists as well as to disseminate information in nutritional sciences through modern communication technology.

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