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Council for Responsible Nutrition


The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973 and based in Washington, D.C., is the leading trade association representing dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. CRN member companies are expected to comply with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety. CRN supplier and manufacturer member companies also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as to CRN’s Code of Ethics.

Interested in building collaborations within these functional areas:
Dietary Supplements, Functional Food, Accessibility to Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Nutrition Policy

Support & Funding Opportunities:
CRN considers research funding requests as an organization; our members also offer research study support through funding, providing ingredients, products, packaging, etc.

Career Support:
CRN does not currently offer this but some of our members do.

Sustainability Support and Expertise:
CRN does not currently offer this but some of our members do.

Regulatory Insights and Expertise:
CRN can provide top-level regulatory information related to dietary supplements and functional food through information on our website, other external communications (e.g., publications, educational programming), and direct contact with staff. For more detailed queries, we can help connect ASN members with the appropriate experts.

Upcoming Events:
We have sponsored several satellite sessions at ASN’s annual meeting and look forward to future opportunities. We regularly host educational webinars, some of which are open to non-members and would be of benefit to ASN members. We also hold a number of in-person events, including our annual scientific symposium (Science in Session) and business conference. This year, we partnered with the ASN Foundation to establish the CRN ASN Foundation Scholars Program (CASP), awarding ASN student members virtual registration at Science in Session. We hope to continue this next year (in-person if possible).

Business Overview

Andrea Wong, PhD
Senior Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs