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.

COVID-19 Information from the American Society for Nutrition

Nutrition 2020, ASN Flagship Annual Meeting

Nutrition 2020 will not be held May 30 – June 2 in Seattle, Washington due to the impact of COVID-19. We salute ASN’s leaders who created the vision of a nutrition-first, nutrition-focused meeting that has become our flagship. We recognize the passion, time, and effort invested by our entire community in preparing for Nutrition 2020, especially the excellent work of the Scientific Program Committee, Councils, Interest Sections, partners, sponsors, exhibitors, our team of convention industry vendors and our host city of Seattle. The loss of our opportunity to gather this year at ASN’s flagship meeting is immeasurable.

Nutrition 2020 LIVE ONLINE

We hope you were able to join us for 20 live-stream symposia, 9 sponsored Satellite Programs, 25 interactive community activities, 158 speakers, 1,860 virtual abstracts and 60 exhibitors. By all accounts and attendee feedback, it was a successful event that offered attendees the convenience of attending live sessions while balancing work demands.
For even more convenience, the content remains available On Demand through July 5 for non-ASN members, and beyond July for ASN members. To access NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE session recordings, visit https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ASN/index.asp.
Once you’ve registered and logged in, click here to access the schedule planner to view sessions On Demand:
  • Click on any session title with an On Demand icon
  • Scroll down to view the presentation titles for the session
  • Click on the presentation title you would like to view
  • Click the View button to watch the presentation recording
You can also click on the “Live Stream” tile as a short cut to access recordings of the main sessions and sponsored satellite programs. Virtual Abstract Presentations and Exhibits may be accessed at the same link by clicking their respective tiles.

Recent Articles From nutrition.org

Making Health and Nutrition a Priority During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic (Related content: CNN New Day Weekend Interview Transcript)

The Role of Nutrition in Supporting the Immune System Relative to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Nutritional Epidemiologist’s Encounter with Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China

How to stay fit and healthy during coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

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.

ASN Scientific Publications Related to COVID-19

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

External Resources Related to COVID-19

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.

COVID Information Pages

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

  • National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Postsecondary Response to COVID-19 Webinar Series
    • View recorded webinars
    • How can researchers help the national response efforts? (April 9)
    • How can and are laboratories shifting research agendas? (April 15)
    • How can we crowd-source scientists to improve public information? (April 16)
    • How can we provide policy advice to the nation faster? (April 17)
    • What are models for volunteering? (April 22)
    • What are the implications of this being a truly global event? (April 23)
    • What are possible long term implications of postsecondary responses? (April 24)

S. Department of Agriculture Coronavirus Disease FAQs

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)

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