|"Established in 1959 to promote scientific endeavor in the field of nutritional sciences." (http://www.amcollnutr.org/AboutUs.htm; accessed 11/29/06)
In September 28, 2011, the College's board of directors adopted a policy that the College shall accept no corporate funding. The policy states: "The American College of Nutrition accepts no funding from for-profit corporations.” According to the college, that new policy fosters the group's "mission to advance nutrition science to prevent and treat disease. Reducing disease, healthcare costs, and improving people’s lives is too important to risk bias, politics, and profits. As such, with this new policy, the ACN is free to, without bias or compromise, promote the best available nutrition science."
2006 Corporate Supporters:
- AdvoCare International
- National Dairy Council
- ConAgra Foods, Inc.
- Kellogg's Corp Citizenship Fund
- Nutrilite Health Institute
- Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
- Pharmavite LLC
- Shaklee Corporation
- Tishcon Corporation
- Unilever Bestfoods
- InterHealth Nutraceuticals Inc.
- Campbell Soup Company
- The Coca-Cola Company
- DSM Nutritional Products (Roche)
- Mead Johnson/Bristol Myers/Squibb
- Wyeth Consumer Healthcare VA
(http://amcollnutr.org/supporters/; accessed 11/29/06)
- Abbott Laboratories
- Novartis Nutrition Corporation
ACN sponsors the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, which failed to disclose the ties of the editor and authors of their June 2006 supplement on sodium to the food industry. (http://www.cspinet.org/integrity/watch/200610021.html#1; accessed 10/2/06)