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World Breastfeeding Week – Research from ASN

Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1 – 7 across the globe to encourage breastfeeding and promote healthy practices from the earliest stages of life. This campaign is led by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network of organizations and individuals who work to promote […]


Member Highlight Interview: Sarah Reyes, Ph.D. Candidate

Sarah Reyes, Ph.D. Candidate in Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University and NIH Predoctoral Trainee in Translational Research in Nutrition Sarah Reyes received her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies – International Studies and Human Nutrition and her M.S. in Animal Science from the University of Idaho and is completing her Ph.D. studies in the Human Nutrition Program at […]

The Best in Science & Health Meet at Nutrition 2018

We are excited for our new scientific sessions and annual meeting which will be held in Boston June 9-12, 2018. At Nutrition 2018, the top scientific researchers, practitioners, global and public health professionals, policy makers and advocacy leaders, industry, media and other related professionals will gather to advance nutrition science and its practical application. The […]

Nutrition and Heart Failure: what we know and don’t know

By Audrey Shively, MCHES Official ACCN16 Blogger Dr. Scott Hummel’s presentation on heart failure (HF) and nutrition provided great insights in to what research has told us to date and what we still need to learn. One in five people have congestive heart failure which equates to six million people and one in nine deaths […]

Advocacy for Health Research

By: R. Alex Coots For scientists, the benefits of nutrition and health research are immediately apparent. It’s easy for us to see how the general public and policymakers alike can benefit from a better understanding of health and nutrition. Few of us would argue that we need less health research or fewer grants, but this […]

Let’s Hear It For the Girls!

By Corrie Whisner, PhD I recently ran across an interesting article in the PLOS ONE journal entitled, “Holsteins Favor Heifers, Not Bulls: Biased Milk Production Programmed during Pregnancy as a Function of Fetal Sex” by Katie Hinde and colleagues at Harvard and Kansas State Universities. After the passing of International Women’s Day on March 8 […]

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Interpreting Food Labels: Natural versus Organic

By Joyanna Hansen Consumers navigating grocery store aisles have many choices, and food labels are one way in which food manufacturers compete for attention. The label “all natural” or “100% natural” can be found on diverse food products ranging from peanut butter and cereal to “all natural” sodas, and may bring to mind images of […]