News & Announcements

Death of Dr. Gerald Moss, Longtime ACN Member and Award-Winner

The American College of Nutrition announces the death of Gerald Moss, MD, PhD, FACN on September 22, 2016. He was eighty five years old. Dr. Moss was a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition since 1977 and a very supportive participant in the College’s rejuvenation in 2010. Over the years, he contributed in many capacities to ACN: he often served as a moderator or speaker at annual conferences and, importantly, as a council chair. His involvement in the annual conferences extended right up to last year when he gave a poster presentation at the 2015 ACN conference in Orlando, FL.

Call for JACN Papers: Submit your Research Today!

September 22, 2016 
Journal of the American College of Nutrition: Official Publication of the American College of Nutrition 

Published eight times per year, and in its 35th volume year, the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN) continues to provide original and innovative research in nutrition with useful application for researchers, physicians, and other health care professionals.

Western Diet Increases Alzheimer's Risk

August 25, 2016--Globally, about 42 million people now have dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease as the most common type of dementia. Rates of Alzheimer’s disease are rising worldwide. The most important risk factors seem to be linked to diet, especially the consumption of meat, sweets, and high-fat dairy products that characterize a Western Diet.

Concussions and Brain Injury -- Can Omega-3 Intake Aid in Brain Health Recovery?

August 24, 2016--The treatment of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a clinical challenge. Clinical studies thus far have failed to identify an effective treatment strategy when a combination of targets controlling aspects of neuroprotection, neuroinflammation, and neuroregeneration is needed.  According to emerging science and clinical experience, aggressive intake of omega-3 fatty acids (n-3FA) seems to be beneficial to TBI, concussion, and post-concussion syndrome patients.

Media Registration Information for 2016 Annual Conference of the American College of Nutrition

July, 14, 2016, CLEARWATER, FL—Credentialed members of the press are eligible to receive complimentary registration for the American College of Nutrition’s (ACN) 57th annual conference for the purpose of reporting on the presentations. The conference will be held November 9-11, 2016, at the Hilton San Diego Resort in San Diego, California. A program
outlining the list of speakers and scheduled events is available at

Eligibility Requirements

Free Access JACN Article: A 7-Year Longitudinal Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of a Calcium Supplement Used to Enhance Bone Mineral Density

May 2016--A recent study from the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN), examines the safety and efficacy of a vitamin/mineral enhanced plant-sourced calcium supplement [AlgaeCal  (AC)] in female consumers who had taken the supplement from 1 to 7 years.

Free Access JACN Article: Assessment of Total Choline Intakes in the United States

May 2016--Choline is an essential nutrient and plays a critical role in brain development, cell signaling, nerve impulse transmission, liver function, and maintenance of a healthy metabolism. The article “Assesment of Total Choline Intakes in the United States” by Taylor C. Wallace PhD, CFS, FACN & Victor L.

Communications and Media Award Recpient David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM, author of New York Times Best-Seller Brain Maker

January 6, 2016 — Clearwater, FL— The American College of Nutrition (ACN) is proud to have announced David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM, as the recipient of the Communications and Media Award at the ACN’s 56th Annual

Humanitarian Award Recpients

December 16, 2015, Clearwater, FL— The American College of Nutrition (ACN) is proud to have announced Vitamin Angels and the Brain Health Education and Research Institute as the recipients of the Humanitarian Award at the ACN’s 56th annual conference that took place November 11-13, 2015, at the B Resort in Orlando, Florida. This special award acknowledges an individual or organization who has worked selflessly and effectively in the field of nutrition to benefit humanity.

Journal of American College of Nutrition’s Top Award Goes to Study Examining Dietary Supplement Use in Key Population Groups

November 10, 2015CLEARWATER, FL—A study, which determined that multivitamin supplements contribute to a greater number of Americans achieving nutrient sufficiency without exceeding upper tolerable limits, was the most frequently accessed article in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN) during 2014. The study, entitled “Multivitamin/Mineral Supplement Contribution to Micronutrient Intakes in the United States, 2007–2010” ( was conducted by Dr. Taylor C.


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