AASDN Joins NANA
AASDN is now a member of the Center for Science in the Public Interest advocacy group, the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA) Coalition and Dr. Jane Pentz of AASDN has joined the NANA School Foods Subcommittee.
Kids Earn a Gold Star for Eating Right
Dr. Jane Pentz wants kids to shoot for the stars by developing healthy eating habits.
AASDN supports the new USDA guidelines for school meals through the National Childhood Obesity Awareness Initiative.
Fitness professionals are being empowered to incorporate nutrition programs through the Nutrition Specialist Certification and Nutrition Manager Program.
AASDN is also empowering professionals to teach sports nutrition by providing academic qualifications through the SNC Program.
American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists
As a Non-profit Organization, AASDN Sets Itself Apart from Other Nutrition Organizations:
- AASDN programs are based on sound , scientific nutrition information.
- AASDN programs are created by licensed professionals aimed at allowing non-licensed professionals to safely and legally incorporate nutrition.
- AASDN programs adhere to state nutrition licensure laws.
- AASDN members receive unlimited dietitian support.
- AASDN members (for a small annual membership fee) have access to all the documents necessary to implement nutrition programs.
AASDN accepts no funds from advertising, no corporate funds or government grants. AASDN extends its sincere gratitude to members, Nutrition Specialist Certificants and students of other AASDN programs who provide support for all AASDN activities.
Why Non-Licensed Professionals
Non-licensed health and fitness professionals have been told that nutrition is beyond their scope of practice and nutrition should be left to dietitians. While dietitians are the “go to” experts, the Surgeon General’s office has issued a call to action for all professionals to become involved in reducing obesity rates and improving the health of the Nation.
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) the American public is just as likely to seek nutrition information from a personal trainer or health club/gym as they are a registered dietitian. AASDN recognizes that health and fitness professionals can and should play a key role in providing nutrition information to the public.