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ASN Health and Nutrition Policy Newsletter

ASN is committed to keeping members informed of timely updates on relevant congressional and regulatory activities impacting nutrition research, as well as directing members to research opportunities and facilitating the nomination of qualified ASN members to serve on federal advisory committees.

Our Health and Nutrition Policy Newsletter is distributed via email to all ASN members twice a month. Policy information is also communicated via ASN’s Nutrition Notes e-newsletter.


ASN offers a wealth of resources to help members become advocates for nutrition research, in addition to sharing the Society’s formal communications to Congress and various federal agencies to serve as talking points for members. Regular advocacy updates are communicated via the Society’s Health and Nutrition Policy Newsletter, distributed semi-monthly to members.

Advocacy Tips and Primers

Quick Guide to Meeting with Your Legislator
The Legislative Process

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

THOMAS (Library of Congress)

Federal Register

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Division of Nutrition Research Coordination

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Educational Materials

ASN, through The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance, created pamphlets to assist individuals affected by excess weight who are experiencing joint pain.

Can My Weight Make My Joint Pain Worse?

Weight Gain and Joint Pain

Dietary Guidelines Alliance It’s All About You Toolkit