Nutrition Specialist Certification
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.
Nutrition Manager Program
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.

Sports Nutrition Certificate (SNC)
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.

Welcome to
      American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists

Welcome to the American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists. AASDN was established in 2001 in response to the need for sound, scientific nutrition programs aimed at allowing non-licensed nutrition professionals to safely and legally incorporate nutrition into their programs. 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.


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