ASN is the premier scientific professional society that brings together the world’s top researchers to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition. ASN serves as the authoritative voice informing Congress and the Administration of the need and value for continued support of nutrition research through federal government advocacy. ASN educates policymakers on advances in nutrition science and the importance of developing legislation and regulations that are based in science. The Society’s members, working throughout academia, industry, clinical practice and government, conduct research that allows individuals to live healthier and more productive lives.
The ASN Committee on Advocacy and Science Policy (CASP)’s mission is to develop well-informed nutrition policy decisions through objective consideration of the scientific evidence. CASP’s function, as it appears in the ASN Committee Operations Manual, is to anticipate and respond to issues of national and international importance for ASN; to recommend to the Board of Directors potential collaborations with other organizations or coalitions as appropriate; to support testimony and the development of agreed-upon legislation as needed. CASP identifies the legislative and/or regulatory issues most relevant to the membership and creates a focused agenda to reflect those needs each congressional cycle.