The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) today announced a joint membership offer, combining benefits from both organizations to provide enhanced resources. 
“Food science and nutrition are inherently linked, and our joint membership seeks to bring nutrition experts together with the science of food professionals for more joint conversations that can advance a safe, sustainable and nutritious food supply for all,” said IFT President Pam Coleman. 

“The new ASN-IFT Joint Membership offering is in line with ASN’s mission for a healthier world through evidence-based nutrition,” said ASN President, Dr. Lindsay Allen. “We live in a world where knowledge of both nutrition and food science is essential for developing and producing more nutritious foods.” Dr. Richard Mattes, ASN Immediate Past President feels that “by combining the expertise of IFT and ASN members, nutrition science and food science professionals will have the opportunity to leverage a wider array of resources and expand networking opportunities to help advance ASN’s mission for a healthier world through evidence-based nutrition.”

For a single membership fee, an individual can become a member of both organizations and have access to expanded member benefits from both ASN and IFT. Some of the resources available through this offer include:   

ASN Member Benefits

  • Unrestricted full-text online access to all four ASN Journals 
  • Free continuous access to content from NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE 
  • Reduced registration fees for Nutrition 2021 and in-person meetings 
  • Free and discounted access to multimedia resources 
  • Members-only access to the ASN Community Online 
  • Subscriptions to ASN Nutrition Notes and Health & Policy Newsletter 

IFT Member Benefits 

  • Print and digital access to Food Technology magazine 
  • Complimentary access to valuable professional and career resources developed by IFT, including member-only content and tools on, all live and on-demand webcasts, IFT Connect (IFT’s online networking and discussion community), topic-based special interest groups, and the online membership directory 
  • Face-to-face and virtual networking opportunities with an international community of food professionals 
  • Exclusive member discounts on registration fees for the IFT Annual Event, Certified Food Scientist (CFS) application fees and recertification, online courses, short courses, the Journal of Food Science (JFS), IFT press books, and more 

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