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Professional Associations

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (

The world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.


American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

ASN advances excellence in nutrition research and practice through its publications, education, public affairs, and membership programs.


Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is the main professional group for food scientists with more than 28,000 members. The Institute also has an active Student Association (IFTSA). The Southern California Section of IFT (SCIFTS) provides many opportunities for scholarships and professional networking at the local level through regular activities.