Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources from ASN

The American Society for Nutrition is actively evaluating the most recent developments concerning the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We support evidence-based efforts underway to help slow the spread of the virus and reduce the impact.

Below is a compilation of resources to keep ASN members and the nutrition community informed on issues related to COVID-19.We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns and uncertainty around travel restrictions, ASN’s 2021 flagship meeting will be presented virtually to ensure safety, accessibility and convenience while offering an immersive learning and networking experience.  Mark your calendar for June 7-10, 2021 for NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE.

Supplemental Appropriations to Address Coronavirus Outbreak

Families First Coronavirus Reponse Act 
Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

ASN continues to be engaged in the public health dialogue for future stimulus packages.

ASN’s Letter to Congress

ASN sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging that associations, non-profit organizations, and other tax-exempt organizations be included within any additional economic stimulus packages or supplemental appropriations measures related to COVID-19 soon after passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, as well as funding for Federal nutrition programs to help the many families and individuals suffering from food insecurity during this time.


Information from ASN’s Scientific Journals

Resources from Oxford University Press, publisher of ASN’s four journals.

Articles from American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN), Journal of Nutrition (JN), and Advances in Nutrition (AN) are included in a collection of material provided by Oxford University Press (OUP) in response to a call for published research by The World Health Organization (WHO), the US White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and the Wellcome Trust to aid in scientific efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The papers are freely available in the PubMed Central and WHO databases, with no restrictions on reuse and text- and data mining. As new articles are published on the coronavirus, they will be added to this collection and made freely available to all with no restrictions.

The Role of Zinc in Antiviral Immunity, Advances in Nutrition
Articles Related to Coronavirus From The Journal of Nutrition
Articles Related to Coronavirus from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Nutrition and Immune Support

A themed collection of research from ASN’s journals on nutrition and immune response

External Resources

COVID-19 Information Pages

ASN will continue to actively provide timely information from the federal agencies and other organizations to our members such as grant deadline extensions due to the outbreak.

Coronavirus Resources from FASEB

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, of which ASN is a member, has a listing of resources to help biological and biomedical researchers informed.

National Institutes of Health
National Science Foundation
Office of Management and Budget
  • M-20-17: Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants for Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations (March 19)
  • M-20-11: Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (March 9)
American Association of Immunologists COVID-19 Resources and Information
American Society for Microbiology Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
American Society for Nutrition COVID-19 Information
Association for Molecular Pathology Clinical Testing Resources for COVID-19
Endocrine Society COVID-19 Member Resources and Communications
Americans for Medical Progress COVID-19 FAQs
American Veterinary Medical Association FAQs for Pet Owners
Federation of American Scientists COVID-19 Ask a Scientist
News and Resources from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
U.S. Department of Agriculture Coronavirus Disease FAQs
U.S. Department of Energy How DOE Labs are Combatting COVID-19
Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University
Online Teaching Tools from Oxford University Press and Epigeum
ISIN position statement on: Nutrition, Immunity and COVID-19
CDC Overview
CDC Share the Facts, Stop the Fear Page
CDC Travel Advisories and Health Notices
Department of Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness Page
American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Page
World Health Organization COVID-19 Page
United States Department of State Information
COVID-19 and Older Adult Malnutrition
Research!America COVID-19 Resources
Food Allergy Related COVID-19 Resources (FARE)
The American Public Health Association (APHA) and NASEM held several webcasts on coronavirus for health professionals, which can also be found on the APHA COVID-19 resource page.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) COVID-19 resource page.
Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) COVID-19 resource page.
Trust For America’s Health (TFAH) COVID-19 resource page.
National WIC Association COVID-19 resource page.
Coronavirus Information from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
American Heart Association (AHA) resources:



Grad Student Slack (scroll to the bottom of the home page to join)
The Postdoc Academy has a Slack channel; contact them for an invitation
Global Consortium for Academic Mental Health COVID Cafes; register here to receive links for this virtual social hour
Mothers in Science hosts live chats on social media
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology hosts weekly Twitter check-ins Thursdays at 2 pm (eastern). Follow along and participate with #ASBMBCheckIns
She+ Geeks Out Slack channel
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM) Affinity Groups

Mental Health & Support


Mental Health Matters: Finding Space in a University Setting FASEB webinar recording
The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM report and interactive website from National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
How to beat isolation? Academic feedback groups fit the bill, and promote growth as scholars and humans article in Nature Career Column (June 4)
Supporting Minority Medical Student Mental Health webinar by AAMC – June 26 at 2 pm ET
National Institutes of Health Office of Intramural Training & Education
Mental Health, Higher Education, and COVID-19: Strategies for Leaders to Support Campus Wellbeing paper by American Council on Education (May 13)
Professors must support the mental health of trainees during the COVID-19 crisis article in Science Magazine (May 20)
Mental Health in Academia: How to enact change article in eLife (April 15)
I’m an academic, not a therapist. How do I support my group members’ mental health and well-being right now? A cheat sheet for checking in. LinkedIn article (March 25)
Seven tips to manage your mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak Nature Career Column article (March 26)
How to be Intentional About Consuming Coronavirus News Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley article (March 30)
UC Davis tips for Mentoring and Advising Graduate Students in a COVID-19 Environment
Postdoc Academy Sustaining your Resilience Amidst Uncertainty free course
Johns Hopkins article on Protecting Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Healthy Change School: Managing the Stress and Anxiety Around COVID-19 free course
Psychology Tools Free Guide to Living with Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty
PsyberGuide tool to help you evaluate mental health apps
How Early-Career Scientists are Coping with COVID-19 Challenges and Fears article in Science Magazine (April 17)
The psychology impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence article in the Lancet (March 14)
Coping with life in isolation and confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic article in the Psychologist
Healthy ways to handle life’s stressors American Psychological Association article (Nov 1, 2019)
FACE COVID: How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis resource by Dr. Russ Harris, promoted by the University of Melbourne COVID-19 stress and anxiety management page
I’m incredibly anxious about coronavirus. What can I do? TED advice column (March 17)
Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus resource list by Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley (March 18)
My Whole Self: Supporting your mental health while working from home flyer from Mental Health at Work
Supporting Grad Student Wellbeing resource from Inclusive Graduate Education Network
Building your resilience article by APA (February 1)
Building Resilience: Developing Skills for Life’s Challenges webinar by NPA (July 2018)

Working from Home


National Institutes of Health Office of Intramural Training & Education blog post on Working From Home: Tips & Tricks (April 6)
Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Working From Home: Wellbeing Action Plan
25 Work From Home Tips for Scientists Addgene Blog (March 19)
Chronicle of Higher Education How to Salvage a Disastrous Day In Your COVID-19 House Arrest article (April 20)
Working From Home Because of COVID-19? Here are 10 Ways to Spend Your Time article in Science Magazine (March 16)
NPR 8 Tips to Make Working From Home Work For You Life Kit (March 15)
How To Transition to Working From Home She+ Geeks Out blog (March 12)
Tips for Scientists to Effectively Work From Home Synthego Blog Post (March 25)
20 Tips for Working from Home – Scientists’ Edition in Enzo Life Sciences TechNotes

Professional Development


National Institutes of Health Office of Intramural Training & Education
National Research Mentoring Network
National Postdoctoral Association POSTDOCket issue on COVID-19; topics include:
  • How COVID-19 has Affected Research Grant Funding
  • Effects of COVID-19 on International Student and Postdoc Community
  • Conducting Postdoctoral Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Academic Job Search
Build a literature tracking excel spreadsheet webinar (April 20)
Management 101 for Scientists (and Everyone) with Joanne Kamens, PhD of Addgene (March 26)
Professional IQ: Preventing and Solving Problems at Work Specialization Coursera course
Time Management and Workplace Culture: Do Longer Hours Mean Higher Productivity and Increased Passion? FASEB Webinar (August 20, 2019)
Achieving Work-Life Balance in a Scientific Career FASEB Webinar (December 14, 2018)
Addgene webinars with Dr. Joanne Kamens, PhD


ASN will continue to actively provide timely information from the federal agencies and other organizations to our members such as grant deadline extensions due to the outbreak.