American Society for Nutrition

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the world’s top researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals. Our focus ranges from the most critical details of research and application to the broadest applications in society, in the U.S. and around the world. 

ASN was founded in 1928 as the American Institute for Nutrition. In 2005, the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, the American Society for Nutritional Sciences (formerly the American Institute for Nutrition) and the Society for International Nutrition merged to form ASN. Today, the Society encompasses both research and clinical focuses and is building upon its rich history. 

ASN publishes three academic journals:

  • The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition – The world’s most widely recognized, peer-reviewed clinical nutrition journal. The AJCNpublishes research reports on basic and clinical research topics, plus commentaries, editorials, review articles, meeting reports and book reviews.
  • Advances in Nutrition – As the pace of research in the nutritional sciences continues to accelerate, this journal explains the significance of new research findings, highlights research gaps and points to future directions. Read it to stay better informed on the state of the science, nutrient information, and the latest findings.
  • The Journal of Nutrition  Published since 1928, The Journal of Nutrition (JN) was the first scientific journal created solely for publication of nutrition research. Contents include peer-reviewed research reports on all aspects of experimental nutrition, critical reviews, commentaries, and symposia and workshop proceedings.