Fundamentals of Nutrition––At Your Finger Tips

The American Society for Nutrition, a leader in nutrition research and practice, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Gold award for excellence in the Best Use of Mobile Learning category for ASN’s online course, Nutrition Essentials. The win was announced on August 19, 2021. The winners are listed at

When it comes to the spread of misinformation or myths, few content areas rival nutrition.  Consumers are bombarded daily with nutrition information — some of it from reputable sources, much of it not.  Whether a gym teacher, a fitness trainer or a weight loss coach, many individuals with little formal nutrition training speak to consumers about nutrition.  

As part of its strategic goals to broaden its reach to non-traditional audiences, the American Society for Nutrition launched Nutrition Essentials to teach the fundamentals of nutrition to consumer influencers.  

To date, more than 5,000 individuals have taken the course and 90% of users reported a better understanding of nutrition concepts and a newfound confidence in discussing basic nutrition facts.  Nearly 86% of users expressed the need for more tools to continue learning and broaden their understanding of the role of nutrition in health maintenance and the prevention of disease. 

“Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in 2021 provide much-needed and well deserved recognition to organizations that went above and beyond to support their stakeholders during the unprecedented disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Brandon Hall Group COO and leader of the HCM Excellence Awards Program Rachel Cooke. “The awards provide validation of best practices in all areas of HCM at a time when they have never been more important to employers, employees and customers.”  

Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon these criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation and overall measurable benefits.  

Excellence Award winners are scheduled to be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference, Feb. 1-3, 2022, at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida.  

We added several awards categories this year to specifically address critical needs, including how organizations addressed the new dynamics of work and embedded the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in their HCM practices,” Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke said. “Winning organizations in all categories demonstrated a people centric approach while driving superior business results under challenging and unprecedented conditions. Demonstrating HCM’s impact on the business is what sets our awards apart.