LOS ANGELES–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Herbalife Nutrition, a leading global nutrition company, in partnership with leading professional nutrition and dietetic organizations, the American Society of Nutrition (ASN) and the Nutrition education for the public (NEP), a dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, has awarded its annual scholarships to support the research, education and / or clinical training of promising students passionate about nutrition and intending to become a registered dietitian (RD).
“Dietitians are at the forefront of teaching Americans the principles of healthy eating and how to use nutrition to achieve their health goals and we are proud to support them on their educational journey,” said Dr. Kent Bradley , director of health and nutrition at Herbalife Nutrition.
Now in its third year, the $ 5,000 Herbalife Nutrition Fellowship is awarded by ASN to Registered Dietitians (RDs) or those intending to become dietitians, and was awarded this year to Mr. Alan Dawson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, from Florida State University.
ASN is the first national scientific society dedicated to the advancement of research in nutrition and its clinical applications. Each year, the ASN Foundation distributes nearly $ 100,000 in prizes, travel grants and scholarships to students and young researchers to support their academic efforts. The ASN Foundation strengthens the Company’s efforts by fostering the development of the next generation of nutrition scientists and practitioners.
The scholarships awarded through the NEP, a dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, were three $ 1,000 scholarships in 2020 and 2021 to support student research and / or dietetic education training at promising students enrolled in an accredited dietetics program at the junior or graduate level. The NEP scholarship recipients included Kayla Parsons and Leigh Neptune, both from the University of Maine, while the third recipient will be named in the fall of 2021.
In addition to the financial support given to each scholar, they will each receive an all-expense paid trip to Herbalife Nutrition headquarters in Los Angeles, California at a later date.
About the American Nutrition Society
The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is the premier professional organization for nutrition researchers and clinicians around the world. Founded in 1928, the company brings together the best nutrition researchers, physicians, policy makers and industry leaders to advance our knowledge and applications of nutrition. ASN publishes four peer-reviewed journals and offers training and professional development opportunities to advance research, practice and education in nutrition. www.nutrition.org
Nutrition Education for the Public is a dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. NEP provides services to over 900 members who are committed to helping individuals understand and use vital nutritional information. The NEP has set itself the overarching goal of improving the communication and teaching skills of its members.
About Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.
Herbalife Nutrition (NYSE: HLF) is a global company that has changed people’s lives with great nutrition products and a proven business opportunity for its independent distributors since 1980. The company has been delivering high quality products backed by science , sold in over 90 countries. by entrepreneurial distributors who offer one-on-one coaching and a supportive community that inspires their clients to adopt a healthier and more active lifestyle. Through the company’s global campaign to end hunger, Herbalife Nutrition is also committed to bringing nutrition and education to communities around the world.