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As a leader in advancing the science, education, and practice of nutrition, American Society for Nutrition (ASN) provides high-caliber, engaging educational programs, including webinars, meetings, symposia, workshops, and other professional development events. Registered dietitians and clinicians can benefit from ASN's science-based educational resources that can readily be applied for practical purposes.

 

THE WORLD'S LARGEST NUTRITION EVENT

In June, ASN's 4-day virtual meeting, NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, attracted 30 000 nutrition professionals from all over the world, including more than 7000 registered dietitians. As an approved provider of continuing professional education programs for registered dietitians, ASN offered up to 24 CPEUs for participation in the meeting. With sessions on the ethics of eating, chrono-nutrition, precision nutrition, omics, microbiome, and more, NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE proved to be a great resource for the latest in practical nutrition information. If you missed any part of NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, or just want a refresher, you can access recorded content from the meeting for only $250, or join ASN and get access at no charge, plus other great benefits. Visit http://meeting.nutrition.org to browse available sessions.

 

ASN is planning a combined live/virtual format for NUTRITION 2021, where the "From Research to Practice Clinical Track" will once again be featured. Mark your calendar for NUTRITION 2021, July 10 to 13, in Boston. Stay tuned for more information.

 

EFFECTIVE ONLINE LEARNING

Now available on http://learn.nutrition.org, Nutrition Essentials is an online course aimed at providing practical, credible nutrition education based on real-world applications, consisting of 13 modules covering key nutrition topics including the major food groups, the importance of variety and balance, moderation and portion control, calories, nutrients and nutrient-dense food, roles and sources of macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, fat, fiber, the difference between a diet and an eating pattern, food labels, digestion, and energy and metabolism. This course is designed for any individual interested in learning the basics of good nutrition and healthy eating practices.

 

NUTRIENT PROFILES

To date, Advances in Nutrition has published dozens of short articles describing roles, food sources, clinical use, and dietary recommendations of essential nutrients. Useful to educators, students, and others, we encourage you to check out this resource. Access the compilation at https://academic.oup.com/advances/pages/nutrient_information.

 

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

As we look to the future, ASN aims to broaden efforts to translate the latest nutrition science for clinicians, including expanding professional development opportunities for registered dietitians. We are interested in hearing directly from the RD community about what you would like to see from ASN. If you are interested in participating in a virtual focus group, please contact mailto:mem@nutrition.org. We look forward to your input as we enhance our programs.