CRN is dedicated to supporting the nutrition research community. Americans continue to demonstrate a growing interest in dietary supplements and a proactive stance toward their own self-care; supplementation remains a common component to many of their health regimens. With seventy-seven percent of Americans taking dietary supplements, CRN recognizes how critically important it is to have continued research on these products and their ingredients and will continue be an advocate on behalf of nutrition science education.
The association has provided educational awards for students studying at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University to attend The Workshop since 2016. Recipients, selected by the American Society of Nutrition (ASN) based on their academic record and commitment to research, receive funding for travel expenses and a waived registration fee for the scientific symposium, which features experts in nutrition and dietary supplement research.
Additionally, since 2008, CRN has provided ASN with annual education awards for nutrition researchers through the Mary Swartz Rose Awards, which are presented to a senior and a junior investigator in the field of essential nutrients and bioactive food components.