Continuing Education Opportunities

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) offers educational programs to help practitioners improve patient care and health outcomes by developing and maintaining nutrition knowledge, skills, and behaviors essential to promoting health and the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases. Through continuing education and their activities’ evaluations, ASN assesses the impact of its curricula. We offer continuing education opportunities for a variety of practitioners.

Dietitian Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

ASN (Provider #NS010) is accredited and approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) as a provider of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programs for Registered Dietitians. CPE programs are coordinated through the ASN’s Education and Professional Development Department.


Upcoming Webinars

Strengthening Research Integrity: Which Areas Should the Research Community Focus On?

This webinar is organized jointly by the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS) and the American Society for Nutrition.

November 30, 2021 | 11 – 12:30 pm ET, Free and Open


What’s What! Probiotics, Postbiotics, Prebiotics, Synbiotics, and Fermented Foods

A collaboration between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Research Dietetics Practice Group (RDPG), the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS), and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), Nutritional Microbiology Research Interest Section (RIS)

December 9, 2021 | 11 – 12:30 pm ET, Free and Open


Past Webinars

Best Practices for Human Nutrition RCTs
July 13, 2021 and July 20, 2021 | 12 pm – 5 pm ET 

*CPE AVAILABLE (live attendance only)

Conversations in Nutrition & Obesity Research

Webinar 1
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 2 pm – 3 pm ET

Webinar 2
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 2 pm – 3 pm ET
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Webinar 3
Monday, May 24, 2021 | 4 pm – 5 pm ET
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The 2021 Danone International Prize for Alimentation Laureate Lecture
Thursday, June 3, 2021 | 10 am ET
Sponsored by the Danone Institute International

Webinar Series: Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Webinar 1: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Development of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Friday, January 22, 2021 | 1 pm – 2 pm ET

Webinar 2: Utilizing Evidence Gaps Identified by the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report to Inform Research Priorities
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 1 pm – 2 pm ET

Webinar 3: Designing, Implementing and Presenting Research to be Reviewed by the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 1 pm – 2 pm ET

Medical Foods: Their role in therapeutic nutrition
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 12 pm – 1 pm ET


Sweet Talk: A Review of the Science of Sweetness and Its Potential Impacts on Health

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | 12 pm – 1 pm ET 

Sponsored by PepsiCo.


Public Health Implications of Recent Clinical Evidence on Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | 2 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Sponsored by Royal DSM


Low-Carbohydrate Eating Patterns for Health – Friend or Foe?

Thursday, March 19, 2020 |  1 pm – 2 pm ET

Organized by the American Society for Nutrition in partnership with Tate & Lyle. Funded by Tate & Lyle.


Can Meat Take the Heat or Should it Get Out of the Kitchen? Meat Cooked at High Temperature and Cancer Risk

Thursday, December 12, 2019 |  1 pm – 2 pm ET

Sponsored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff


Protein’s Role in Bone Health: Does Protein Type and Amount Matter?

Thursday, September 27, 2018  |  12 pm – 1 pm ET

Supported by an educational grant from: Dairy Management, Inc.Egg Nutrition Center, and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association


The Farm Bill and Beyond: Advocating for Nutrition and Research

Tuesday, April 10, 2018  |  1 pm – 2 pm ET  

ASN is partnering with the Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsSociety for Nutrition Education and Behavior, and the Food Trust to host a Hill day on Tuesday, April 24 in Washington, D.C. We will meet with congressional offices between 10 am and 3 pm to advocate for nutrition education and nutrition research in the 2018 farm bill.  Email Sarah Ohlhorst for more information.

Drink Equivalents and Counseling Patients on Alcohol Consumption

Thursday, November 30, 2017  |  3:30 pm – 4:30 pm ET

Iron and Vitamin D – Impacts on the Microbiome

Tuesday, November 28, 2017  |  1 pm – 2 pm ET

Why is Vitamin E Important for Infants and Children?

Thursday, June 16, 2016  |  1 pm – 2:30 pm ET