Upcoming Events

Webinar hosted by NACAN

Oct 2022

  • Title: Liver-Muscle Crosstalk During Caloric Restriction Enhances Skeletal Muscle Resilience

  • Speaker: Dr. James White

  • Date: Thursday, Oct 06, 2022

  • Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

  • Meeting ID: 868 6174 7188

  • Passcode: 912280

  • Or click HERE to join the Zoom meeting


For speaker information and abstract, please check this flyer

For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Linglin Xie at linglin.xie@tamu.edu or at 979-862-9141

This webinar offers 1 continuous education credit (CEU) for registered dietitians. To earn CEU, please register your information by sending an email to nacan_CPE@outlook.com.

To join the Zoom meeting via mobile device, please scan the QR code below


The Fourth NACAN Summit Frontiers in Nutrition - The Joint Nutrition Scientific Symposium with meeting theme — "Nutrition for a healthy life: from the production of foods to healthy eating for everyone" — was held virtually via Zoom between Jul. 22-24, 2022. Thanks to all our collaborators, sponsors, speakers and attendees, together we made a great success this year and we look forward to future networking! If you registered for the continuing education unit (CEU) credits, please note that we are still working on issuing certificate and we expect to finish it by 07/31/2022.

The joint symposium will serve the missions of the NACAN and co-sponsors - Chinese American Food Society (CAFS), China Food Publishing Co, (CFPC), Guangdong Nutrition Society (GNS), Hebei Nutrition Society (HNS), College of Food Science and Engineering at Nanjing University Of Finance & Economics (NUFE) -  to provide a platform for networking, collaboration, and scientific exchange among nutritionists, dietitians, food scientists, and other scientists and professionals across disciplines of health and/or life sciences from NACAN and Chinese partners. We welcome participants working as researchers, graduate students, professionals, policymakers and other related career to join us. 


There will be four 3-hour sessions during the symposium. Each session contains four 30-min oral presentations for established speakers and four 15-min oral presentations for junior faculty (Assistant Professor or equivalent), and trainees (i.e., postdocs/graduate students). Each session will be chaired by two persons nominated by the Symposium Organizing Committee. Details on program agenda, session topics and symposium Zoom link will be released here.

Special thanks to our sponsor - New Hope Dairy and InnovHope



The 2022 Joint Nutrition Symposium Organizing Committee


 Yuan-Xiang Pan, PhD and Shelly Lei Xu, PhD

Members (alphabetically ordered by last name)

Sheau Ching Chai, PhD, RD, University of Delaware

Zhi Chai, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Guoxun Chen, PhD, University of Tennessee

Yong Fang, PhD, Nanjing University of Finance & Economics

Xinfu Guan, PhD, Bayou Institute for Health

Lei Hao, PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Yuxia Ma, PhD, Hebei Nutrition Society

Yong Sun, PhD, China Food Publishing Co.

Chaodong Wu, MD, PhD, Texas A&M University

Zhiping Yu, PhD, RDN, LDN, University of North Florida

Ling Zhao, PhD, University of Tennessee

Yan Zhao, Prof. Beijing Academy of Food Sciences

Jin-Rong Zhou, PhD, Harvard University

Huilian Zhu, PhD, Guangdong Nutrition Society

For general presenter questions, please email nacanmembership@outlook.com.


Featured with Frontiers in Nutritionwe proposed a research topic aims to showcase the research contributed to the summit, however presentation at the symposium is not required for submission. We welcome Original Research and Review articles from both the presenters and outside researchers to address the 4 themes:
• Emerging fields of research: New and innovative areas, especially revolutionary and/or multi-disciplinary approaches that address fundamental questions in nutrition, food, and health sciences.
• Scientific base of nutrition: Mechanistic studies that decipher the underlying links between nutrients, diet, and chronic diseases.
• Agriculture and food production: Functional foods, bioactive compounds, nutraceuticals and novel food processing technologies that improve human health.
• Nutrition and public health: Clinical and population-based studies that examine the role of diet, food, and nutrition in health and disease.

Manuscripts will be submitted and published in these following sections:

Nutritional Epidemiology

Nutrition and Metabolism

Nutrition and Food Science Technology

check here for journal info!


The North America Chinese Association for Nutrition (NACAN) is a public non-profit charitable organization under the US Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)3, effective Jan 15, 2021. In addition, the NACAN is a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) accredited CPE provider to offer CEUs for Registered Dietitians (USA only).  

With its public charitable status, NACAN continues to advance science and education by promoting scientific exchange and networking among professionals with Chinese heritage in nutrition, health, and related fields of interest; facilitating advanced education and training of professionals; supporting the dissemination and application of nutrition knowledge to improve public health and clinical practice in the community; and advocating for nutrition-related research and evidence-based practice to promote health and wellness. 



NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE, June 14- 16, featuring ASN’s flagship annual meeting plus ongoing professional development events means more opportunity for you to stay up-to-date and participate in sessions, workshops, and other programs most relevant to you. Program is supported by the ASN Foundation. For more information, please follow the link here.

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Congratulations to NACSN-ASN Travel Award Winners


With the support from ASN, doTerra, and Biocytogen, we are able provide 8 awards at $350 each to the winners (shown above) at EB 2017 in Chicago.


Dear NACSN members,

We are so grateful for your kindness to support Wuhan. We highly acknowledge your support with your names listed here. 

Webinar by Dr. Alice H. Lichtenstein

Title: Formulating the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

When: 12-1pm (ET), March 26, 2019

About Dr. Alice H. Lichtenstein: 

Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Laboratory

JM USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA

Dr. Lichtenstein was a vice-chair of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for the USDA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The presentation can be viewed here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-EuwwvL4fmNf6zR4oGVMFJ_1Nx2xN0yP/view?usp=sharing

Webinar by Dr. Chwan-Li (Leslie) Shen

Title: Designing Your Own Clinical Trials: What I Learned Doing it

When: 8-9pm (ET), March 2, 2019 (9-10am, March 3 in China)

About Dr. Leslie Shen: 

Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine

Professor of Pathology and Physiology

Clinical Professor of Diagnostic & Primary Care

Funding Director, Center for Integrative Health

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

How to join the webinar: 

Click https://zoom.us/j/562539631


Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +17207072699,,562539631#  or +16465588656,,562539631# 

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): 

        US: +1 720 707 2699  or +1 646 558 8656 

    Webinar ID: 562 539 631

    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aISXNp0At

Travel awards

Dear NACSN members,


This year, we are going to make up to 10 Travel awards (~$300 each) to students, postdocs and junior faculties for attending the ASN 2018 annual meeting in Boston this June. Application deadline is April 30, 2018 and it is a relatively easy process. Details can be found here.

Vice President nomination for 2018-2019

According to our current bylaws, it is time for us to select a Vice President (VP) who will succeed to the office of President of the NACSN after serving one year as VP.


The Election Committee Chair (Minghua Tang, PhD) on behalf of NACSN is calling for nominations and/or self-nominations for the VP position of 2018-19 year. The nomination is open from March 12-March 25.  Please nominate yourself or a colleague (with the prior consent). The election will be held in early April. 


Please send the nomination with a brief bio (<200 words) to nacsn.usa@gmail.com by March 25, 2018 and indicate “NACSN VP nomination” in the subject line.


Thank you for your participation.


Minghua Tang, PhD

Chair, Election Committee

Position available: Graduate Research Assistantship at Dept of Nutritional Sciences, Okalahoma State University

Two doctoral level graduate research assistantship. Click here for the Position Description. Please contact Dr. Dingbo Lin at dingbo.lin@okstate.edu for more information.

Nutrition and Chronic Diseases (营养与慢性病 - 北美华人营养学会分会场)

Members of NACSN, Drs. Meizi He, Rick Guan, Jin-Rong Zhou, Rick Guan, Zhiping Yu, Yongping Bao, and Hong Chen, attended the meeting and presented their research findings. More photos are here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7w9XgZShTL-WXk1ZnBRWkpyTDg?usp=sharing

Click here to read the announcement.


Members of NACSN, Drs. Xingen Lei, Meizi He, Rick Guan, Jin-Rong Zhou, and Hong Chen, have been invited to give presentations. More photos are here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7w9XgZShTL-UW9EM3JycTU2Ukk?usp=sharing 

Click here to read the announcement.

Contemporary Controversies and Facts in Basic Nutrition and Chronic Diseases - (百家争鸣 - 当代基础营养与疾病)中国营养学会第十三届大会

China Nutrition Society, North America Chinese Nutrition for Nutrition, and American Society for Nutrition co-hosted a scientific session, Contemporary Controversies and Facts in Basic Nutrition and Chronic Diseases - (百家争鸣 - 当代基础营养与疾病),  at the 13th China Nutrition Science Congress, May 22 – 24, Beijing.


Dr. Xingen Lei and Dr. Huanbiao Mo, as invited speakers, represented NACSN to give keynote presentations.

Click here to read the announcement.

Newsletter Post-EB 2017

Dear NACSN members,

We are glad to release our special post-EB issue of newsletter, where you can find the activities organized by NACSN during EB as well as our upcoming events in summer. We appreciate your support for the society and we look forward to better serving you in the future.


Also, if you have any suggestions or comments for the newsletter, please feel free to email us at nacsn.usa@gmail.com

More photos are here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7w9XgZShTL-djRkaGNDVFpJRjQ?usp=sharing

Click here to read the Newsletter.

Newsletter (October 2016 issue)

The latest newsletter is here.

Click here to read the Newsletter

NACSN leadership committee meeting minutes October 2016

The leadership members participated the teleconference on October 21, 2016.

Click here for the Meeting Minutes

Two Assistant Professor positions at Dept of Nutritional Sciences, Okalahoma State University

Click here for the Job Description

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