The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the dietary supplement industry’s leading trade association, is pleased to announce it has become a Sustaining Member of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), a non-profit organization that brings together nearly 4,000 of the world’s top nutrition researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance the knowledge and application of nutrition.
“ASN is proud to welcome CRN as a Sustaining Member, and greatly looks forward to a long and productive partnership,” said John E. Courtney, Ph.D., ASN’s executive officer. “CRN has continued to demonstrate outstanding leadership in the dietary supplement industry, and we are eager to find new ways to collaborate in advancing nutrition research and practice.”
CRN has been an active partner of ASN since 2008, as sponsor of the Mary Swartz Rose Awards. The awards recognize outstanding research on the safety and efficacy of bioactive compounds for human health. Joining ASN as a Sustaining Member will deepen ties between the two organizations, as they identify new ways to work together in advancing their respective missions: the expansion of nutrition science knowledge and the responsible marketing of dietary supplements.
“CRN is extremely supportive of ASN’s work,” said Andrew Shao, Ph.D., CRN’s senior vice president, scientific & regulatory affairs, and longtime member of ASN. “With so much emphasis these days on the role of proper nutrition in healthy living, it is extremely valuable to be able to participate in a community of well-respected nutrition researchers whose objectives to shape nutrition science and policy are consistent with ours. On behalf of CRN, I look forward to building stronger relationships with ASN and its membership.”