Established in 2008, the African Nutrition Society (ANS) is a registered scientific professional body, a learned society formed by nutritional scientists, food scientists and other health professionals working in, and with an interest in the nutrition agenda for Africa. ANS was established as an umbrella organization among others, to develop and promote the nutrition profession in Africa and to oversee the Africa nutritional Epidemiology conferences (ANEC) which have been running since 2002. As a professional learned society, ANS seeks first and foremost to promote the ideals of food and nutritional sciences as a subject allied to medicine and central to sound health policies and the attainment of optimum population health. The interests of individual members in playing their roles in promoting the nutritional well being of the communities they serve are therefore paramount. The standards of scientific training, attainment, research capability and sound professional practice are essential ingredients of any professional body of repute and ANS seeks to promote and ensure that its members meet the highest standards of professional practice. Although established in Africa, membership of ANS is worldwide and open to nutritionists and other professionals with a genuine interest in nutrition and how it impacts on human and economic development in Africa.
The mail vision of this society is to create a unified continental nutrition profession of individual members, provide a continental professional scientific forum, promote training, research and capacity building in nutrition and contribute to workforce development to meet Africa’s nutrition and health policy agenda.
The Focus of ANS Activities are the ANS seeks to promote professionalism, a strong sense of belonging and intellectual interactions across all regions, cultures and languages, provide the best forum for students, graduates and professionals alike to identify the richness of our cultural diversity as well as discover the great similarities that exist in our professional interests, shared values and the nutritional issues we confront in our various countries. This is achieved by providing a scientific platform for individuals to meet, interact and form professional collaborations and student networks through a meaningful scientific dialogue and sharing of best practices. ANS also works to promote standards of scientific training, attainment, research capability and sound professional practice and leadership necessary to drive nutrition and health policy across countries.Read More»