Entries by ASN Blogger

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Health Professionals Need More Nutrition Education. How Can We Deliver?

By Allison Dostal, PhD It’s not a revelation that most Americans would benefit from increased nutrition education and guidance. Newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1 show that 64% of Americans are overweight or obese – a number that’s held steady over the past few decades – and that nearly 40% […]

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The complexity and mystery of linear growth

Student Blogger for Global Nutrition Council at ASN’s Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at EB 2016 By: Sheela Sinharoy, MPH A symposium called Biology of Linear Growth on Tuesday examined linear growth from the molecular to the population level, bringing perspectives from biology, physical anthropology, nutrition, and epidemiology Are you familiar with the process of […]

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Designing interventions to achieve impact

Student Blogger for Global Nutrition Council at ASN’s Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at EB 2016 By: Sheela Sinharoy, MPH A symposium titled Program Effectiveness for Addressing Undernutrition during the First 1,000 Days provided attendees with examples of programs in Bangladesh, Guatemala, and Burundi. In Bangladesh, the Rang-Din Nutrition Study tested lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) […]

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Influences on nutrition at the individual, household, and national level

Student Blogger for Global Nutrition Council at ASN’s Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at EB 2016 By: Sheela Sinharoy, MPH Many factors can influence the success of a project, from the individual to the institutional level. Presenters at the minisymposium on Global Nutrition: Nutrition-Sensitive Programs shared results from studies at a variety of levels. At […]