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ASN Science Policy Fellow Interview: Rebecca Hagedorn

Rebecca Hagedorn, PhD Candidate in Animal and Food Science at West Virginia University and ISPP dietetic intern at the University of Arizona Rebecca Hagedorn received her B.S. in Human Nutrition and Foods from West Virginia University and she is now completing her Ph.D. studies in the Animal and Food Science program at West Virginia University. […]

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ASN Science Policy Fellow Interview: Jessica Soldavini

  Jessica Soldavini, PhD Candidate in Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Graduate Research Assistant at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Jessica Soldavini received her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus in Dietetics, and received her M.P.H. in Community […]

Do We Need a Plan B for Plan S?

The Impact of Open Access Publishing on Scholarly Publications and Scientific Societies In September 2018, a group of European funding agencies launched “Plan S,” an initiative starting in 2020 that requires that scientific publications resulting from research funded by European funding agencies public grants must be published in Plan S-compliant open access journals or platforms. […]

Does iron supplementation improve exercise performance in the absence of anemia?

Iron deficiency anemia and iron deficiency without anemia are the most common diet-related micronutrient deficiency disorders in the world. These conditions can impact the oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood cells and iron’s role in oxidative energy production. As a result, those with impaired iron status often experience reduced work capacity. The effects of iron-deficiency anemia […]


Strategies to improve bone health among Hispanic adults: where do we go next?

A healthy, balanced diet is important for overall good health, but certain nutrients, such as protein, calcium, vitamin D, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc, are particularly important for healthy bones. Inadequate intakes of these nutrients increase the risk of bone loss and subsequent risk of osteoporosis, a condition characterized by low bone mineral density. Because […]

Member Highlight Interview: Kevin Klatt, Ph.D. Candidate in Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University

Interview with Kevin Klatt, Ph.D. Candidate in Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University and member of the Executive Board of the ASN Student Interest Group (SIG). Kevin Klatt received his B.S. in Biological Anthropology from Temple University with a Minor in Public Health, his M.S. in Human Nutrition at Drexel University, and is completing his Ph.D. […]


Member Highlight Interview: Patrick Stover, Ph.D.

Dr. Stover graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a B.S. degree in Chemistry and was awarded the Molloy Chemistry Award at graduation. He received a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the Medical College of Virginia and performed his postdoctoral studies in Nutritional Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley. Patrick Stover […]


Submit Your Comments on the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines

2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans The U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) are seeking public comments on topics and supporting scientific questions to inform the development of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This is a new step in the development process. View the Federal Register Notice here. Topics and […]

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National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. The campaign promotes healthy eating habits and nutrition education, and it celebrates the people who promote these healthy habits. In 2018, the theme is “Go Further with Food”, highlighting that food decisions make an impact on your overall health. Members of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) are diverse. We study nutrition […]