Nutrition Research Priorities
The American Society for Nutrition identified the Nutrition Research Priorities whose advancement will have the greatest projected impact on the future health and well-being of global populations. ASN’s Nutrition Research Priorities focus on the following high priority areas:
- Variability in Responses to Diet and Food
- The Impact of Nutrition on Healthy Growth, Development and Reproduction
- The Role of Nutrition in Health Maintenance
- The Role of Nutrition in Medical Management
- Nutrition-Related Behaviors
- Food Supply/ Environment
In addition to the identified Research Priorities, ASN also identified tools that are critical to the advancement of the nutrition research agenda:
Download ASN’s Tools to Advance Nutrition Research (PDF)
Find out more about the ASN Nutrition Research Priorities and the tools necessary to advance them by reading “Nutrition research to affect food and a healthy life span” in all 3 ASN journals.
Read the Frequently Asked Questions
Read an Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum blog
View a video of Dr. David Klurfeld, a member of the Nutrition Research Priorities Work Group, discussing the research priorities
*The ASN Nutrition Research Priorities Work Group, which formulated the priorities and all resulting communications pieces, consisted of: Robert Russell, Chair; Dennis Bier; David M. Klurfeld; Zhaoping Li; Jonathan R. Mein; John Milner; A. Catharine Ross; and Patrick Stover. ASN would also like to thank the members of the ASN Obesity Work Group: Elizabeth Parks, Chair; Jose Fernandez; Susan Fried; Shiriki Kumanyika; Aviva Must; and Martin Ronis, for informing this work. ASN appreciates the assistance of all who contributed their ideas to early discussions to inform the Nutrition Research Priorities.