Nutrition Abbreviations


What is Nutrition?

Nutrition is the process of providing animal and plant organisms with the nutrients necessary for life. It is also the science that investigates the relationship between food ingested by man and diseases, seeking well-being and the preservation of human health.

A nutritionist is a health professional who specializes in human nutrition and has an academic background in Nutrition. It is your responsibility to plan meals, prepare menus and control food and nutrition programs.

The nutritionist makes nutritional calculations of foods and decides the best ingredients to use in each meal. The locations of performance can vary between hotels, restaurants, schools, nursing homes, bakeries, supermarkets, etc.

In the clinical area, the nutritionist guides, individually or in groups, people who need a specific diet, such as obese, diabetic, hypertensive and others.

In addition to the natural way of ingesting food (orally), nutrition can also be done enterally (the food is placed directly into the digestive tract) or parenterally (the food is administered directly into the vein), in patients with special nutritional needs..

Good nutrition means prevention of chronic diseases, healthy living and quality of life. Many health problems can be avoided through a healthy diet, which follows the proper proportions of each food.

Nutrition Abbreviations

List of Acronyms Related to Nutrition

ANICA Adjuvant Nutritional Intervention in Cancer
ARDN Agriculture, Rural Development and Nutrition
ANSA AIDS Nutrition Services Alliance
ANP Alpha Nutrition Program
AAN American Academy of Nutrition
AASDN American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists
ACBN American Chiropractic Board of Nutrition
ACBN American Clinical Board of Nutrition
ACVN American College of Veterinary Nutrition
ACFN American Council for Fitness and Nutrition
ACFM American Council for Fitness and Nutrition
ACACN American Council of Applied Clinical Nutrition
AIN American Institute of Nutrition
AJCN American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
AMNA American Nutritional Medical Association
ASCN American Society for Clinical Nutrition
ASN American Society for Nutrition
ASNS American Society for Nutritional Sciences
ASPEN American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
ASNI Ancient Sun Nutrition, Inc.
ANAC Animal Nutrition Association of Canada
ANRC Animal Nutrition Research Council
ANC Apport Nutritionnels Conseillés
ACNC Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center
ANH artificial nutrition and hydration
ACPN Asian Congress of Pediatric Nutrition
AFN Association Française de Nutrition
ANSA Association of Nutrition Services Agencies
ASTPHND Association of State and Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors
ANA Atkins Nutritional Approach
ANI Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.
ASNS Austrian Study on Nutritional Status
BSND Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
BINP Bangladesh Integrated Nutrition Project
BNNC Bangladesh National Nutrition Council
BNBS Bangladesh Nutritional Blindness Study
BSN Bio-Engineered Supplements & Nutrition
CSP Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition
BANC Border Area Nutrition Council, Inc
BAMN Bovine Alliance on Management and Nutrition
BANS British Artificial Nutrition Survey
BANT British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy
BJN British Journal of Nutrition
CANFIT California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness
CANFIT California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness Program
CANC California Animal Nutrition Conference
CRAN Caloric Restriction with Adequate Nutrition
CRON Caloric Restriction with Optimum Nutrition
CRON Calorie-Restricted Optimal Nutrition
CPNP Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program
CCFN Canadian Council of Food and Nutrition
CNCA Cancer Nutrition Centers of America
CNNT Cancer Nutrition Network for Texans
CPN Canine Performance Nutrition
CFNI Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute
CFNP Center for Food and Nutrition Policy
CFSAN Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
CFNAP Center for Food, Nutrition and Agriculture Policy
CHN Center for Human Nutrition
CNR Center for Nutritional Research
CPHN Center for Public Health Nutrition
CPN Central Parenteral Nutrition
CVN Central Venous Nutrition
CHETNA Centre for Health Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness
CINE Centre for Indigenous Peoples Nutrition and Environment
CISBAN Centre for Integrated Systems Biology of Ageing and Nutrition
CBNS Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists
CCN Certified Clinical Nutritionist
CDN Certified Dietitian Nutritionist
CNS Certified Nutrition Specialist
CNSC Certified Nutrition Support Clinician
CNSD Certified Nutrition Support Dietitian
CNSP Certified Nutrition Support Physician
CNC Certified Nutritional Consultant
CNP Certified Nutritional Practitioner
CSG Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition
CSO Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition
CSN Certified Sports Nutritionist
CAPAN Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition
CHNRI Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative
CNA Child Nutrition Act of 1966
CNOP Child Nutrition Outreach Program
CNP Child Nutrition Program
CHNRC Children’s Human Nutrition Research Center
CHNS China Health and Nutrition Survey
CPEM Chronic Protein-Energy Malnutrition
CNAG Clinical Nutrition Advisory Group
CNCB Clinical Nutrition Certification Board
CNRC Clinical Nutrition Research Center
CNRU Clinical Nutrition Research Unit
CN Clinical Nutritionist
CNRC Closed Nutritional Recovery Center
CHANCE Collaboration for Health, Activity and Nutrition in Children’s Environments
CEN Collège des Enseignants de Nutrition
CON-AAP Committee of Nutrition/American Academy of Pediatrics
COMA Committee on Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition Policy
CMNR Committee on Military Nutrition Research
CFNP Community Food and Nutrition Program
CNC Community Nutrition Center
CNI Community Nutrition Institute
CNO Community Nutrition Organizer
CNP Community Nutrition Promoter
CNRG Community Nutrition Research Group
CNW Community Nutrition Worker
CBNC Community-Based Nutrition Component
CPN Computer Planned Nutrition
CROWN Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition
C-NC Control/Nutritional Counseling
CCNP Cornell Community Nutrition Program
CFNPP Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program
CING Cornell Institute for Nutritional Genomics
CRN Council for Responsible Nutrition
CRN Council on Renal Nutrition
CRONOS Cross-Cultural Research on the Nutrition of Older Subjects
DNCA Dairy Nutrition Council of Alberta
NDFS Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science
DNSG Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group
DINE Dietary Instrument for Nutrition Education
DHN Digestive Health & Nutrition
DHANES Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys
DNS Division of Nutritional Services
DCN Doctor of Clinical Nutrition
DCNP Durham’s Child Nutrition Project
ENC Egg Nutrition Center
ENP Elderly Nutrition Program
ENN Emergency Nutrition Network
EFSN Encyclopedia of Food Sciences and Nutrition
ECN Enteral Clinical Nutrition
ENEMY Enteral Nutrition
ENER Enteral Nutrition
EN Enteral Nutrition
ENC Enteral Nutrition Council
ENTRY Enteral Nutrition Therapy
ENT Enteral Nutrition Therapy
ENI Enteroviral-Nutritional Interaction
ENACT Environmental Nutrition and Activity Community Tool
EJCN European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
EPIC European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition
ERNA European Responsible Nutrition Alliance
ESNL Exercise & Sport Nutrition Laboratory
FRAN Family Relations & Applied Nutrition
FNES Family, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences
FMNP Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
FRCN Federal Research Centre for Nutrition
FENS Federation of European Nutrition Societies
FACN Fellow of the American College of Nutrition
FNNSS Finnish National Nutrition Surveillance System
FIFNC Florida Interagency Food and Nutrition Committee
FEN Fluids, Electrolytes, Nutrition
FNCE Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
FAN Food and Nutrition
FNAC Food and Nutrition Advisory Committee
FNA Food and Nutrition Association
FNB Food and Nutrition Board
FNCO Food and Nutrition Coordinating Office
FNIC Food and Nutrition Information Center
FNS Food and Nutrition Service
FNSRO Food and Nutrition Service Regional Office
FANTA Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance
FNU Food and Nutrition Unit
FANSING Food and Nutritional Services
FANS Food and Nutritional Services
FANP Food Assistance and Nutrition Programs
FSHN Food Science and Human Nutrition
FSNM Food Service and Nutrition Management
FNCS Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services
FNH Food, Nutrition, and Health
FIRN Foundation to Improve Renal Nutrition
FNA Full Nutrition Assessment
GNC General Nutrition Centers
GNCIS General Nutrition Companies, Inc.
GINI German Infant Nutritional Intervention
GAM Global Acute Malnutrition
GAIN Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
GFN Global Food & Nutrition Inc
GMR Global Malnutrition Rate
GAN Grazingland Animal Nutrition
HANDS Health and Nutrition Development Society
HANDS Health and Nutrition Development Support
HNP Health, Nutrition and Population
HNPS Health, Nutrition and Population Sector Programme
HINS Heinz Institute of Nutritional Sciences
HNN Herbalife Nutrition Network
HPN Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.
HEN Home Enteral Nutrition
HPN Home Parenteral Nutrition
HTPN Home Total Parenteral Nutrition
HKNA Hong Kong Nutrition Association
HAM Hospital-Acquired Malnutrition
HFNS Household Food and Nutritional Security
HHNS Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
HNIS Human Nutrition Information Service
HNR Human Nutrition Research
ICAN Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition
IN immunonutrition
INER immunonutrition
INQ Index for Nutritional Quality
IFN Institut Français pour la Nutrition
ION Institute for Optimal Nutrition
ION Institute of Nutrition
INFS Institute of Nutrition and Food Science
INFT Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology
INMD Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism, and Diabetes
ION Institute of Optimum Nutrition
IFSNP Integrated Food Security and Nutrition Programme
IPNIS Integrated Plant Nutrition Information System
IPNS Integrated Plant Nutrition System
ICHNR Interagency Committee on Human Nutrition Research
ICGN Intercollegiate Group on Nutrition
ICNND Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for National Development
IANA International Academy Nutrition & Aging
ICSN International Center for Sports Nutrition
ICAN International College of Applied Nutrition
ISSN International Society of Sports Nutrition
ISNFS International Sports Nutrition Foundation
IUNS International Union of Nutritional Sciences
IVN Intravenous Nutrition
INDI Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute
IUNA Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance
JIFSAN Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
JCCN Journal of Critical Care Nutrition
JHPN Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
JN Journal of Nutrition
JNE Journal of Nutrition Education
JNHA Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging
JPEN Journal of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition
JREN Journal of Renal Nutrition
KNS Koloseum Nutritional Sciences
LDN Licensed Dietician/Nutritionist
LN Licensed Nutritionist
LEAN Lifestyle, Exercise and Nutrition
LEAN Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition
MUST Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool
MCHN Maternal Child Health and Nutrition
MJNG Mead Johnson Nutritional Group
MJN Mead Johnson Nutritionals
MNT Medical Nutrition Therapy
MANNA Metropolitan AIDS Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance
MANC Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference
MNA Mini-Nutritional Assessment
MSNA Minnesota School Nutrition Association
MSNA Missouri School Nutrition Association
MHN Molecular and Human Nutrition
MENS Molecular Effects of Nutritional Supplements
MBN Muscle Building Nutrition
NANA National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity
NANP National Association of Nutrition Professionals
NASN National Association of Sports Nutrition
NCND National Center for Nutrition and Dietetics
NDNS National Diet and Nutrition Survey
NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
NIN National Institute of Nutrition
NINFS National Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety
NINE National Institute of Nutritional Education
NNM National Nutrition Mission
NNM National Nutrition Month
NNMC National Nutrition Month Campaign
NNPA National Nutrition Plan of Action
NNP National Nutrition Program
NNS National Nutritional Survey
NPAN National Plan of Action for Nutrition
NSNP National School Nutrition Programme
NNC Natural Nutrition Center
NSNA Nebraska School Nutrition Association
NUTR Nutrition
NAH Nutrition Action Health Letter
NAGE Nutrition Advisory Group for Elderly People
NES Nutrition and Exercise Sciences
NFS Nutrition and Food Security
NFS Nutrition and Food Systems
NFT Nutrition and Food Technology
NLC Nutrition and Lifestyle Certification
NPM Nutrition and Pest Management
NPA Nutrition and Physical Activity
NPA-PLG Nutrition and Physical Activity Policy Leadership Group
NBJ Nutrition Business Journal
NCD Nutrition Care Division
NCP Nutrition Care Process
NCP Nutrition Center of the Philippines
NC Nutrition Consultant
NDS Nutrition Data System
NEAT Nutrition Education and Training
NE Nutrition Educator
NEMS-R Nutrition Environment Measures Survey for Restaurants
NEMS-S Nutrition Environment Measures Survey for Stores
NEMS Nutrition Environments Measures Survey
NF Nutrition Facts
NFP Nutrition Facts Panel
NHTI Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants
NFI Nutrition Foundation of India
NUGAG Nutrition Guideline Expert Advisory Group
NCP Nutrition in Clinical Practice
NISAS Nutrition in Schools Advisory Service
NICKEL Nutrition Institute
NI Nutrition Institute
NLEA Nutrition Labeling and Education Act
NMIS Nutrition Management Information System
NOEP Nutrition Outreach & Education Program
NPC Nutrition Panel Calculator
NPE Nutrition Program for the Elderly
NRU Nutrition Rehabilitation Unit
NRC Nutrition Research Center
NRR Nutrition Research Reviews
NRVC Nutrition Resource and Volunteer Centre
NSI Nutrition Santé International
NSI Nutrition Screening Initiative
NISP Nutrition Services Incentive Program
NSM Nutrition Society of Malaysia
NSV Nutrition Sport Vitality
NSD Nutrition Support Dietitian
NFES Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences
NFSH Nutrition, Food Safety, & Health
NPAO Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
NEAS Nutritional & Environmental Analytical Services
NAQ Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire
NERP Nutritional Education and Rehabilitation Programme
NH Nutritional Herbologist
NLABS Nutritional Laboratory Services
NMD Nutritional Muscular Dystrophy
NQS Nutritional Quality Score
NRU Nutritional Rehabilitation Unit
NSRU Nutritional Sciences Research Unit
NSH Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
NSSL Nutritional Standards for School Lunches
NSPE Nutritional Support to Primary Education
NIPI Nutritional-Inflammatory Prognostic Indices
NEM Nutritionally Enhanced Meals
NRCD Nutrition-Related Chronic Disease
OPAN Obesity, Physical Activity, and Nutrition
OCN Office of Child Nutrition
OHCNP Office of Hawaii Child Nutrition Programs
HIDN Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition
ONA Optimal Nutritional Allowance
OVN Optimum Vitamin Nutrition
OSNA Oregon School Nutrition Association
PNDS Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society
PAVHNA Pakistan Voluntary Health and Nutrition Association
PCMN Panel on Child and Maternal Nutrition
PNS Parenteral Nutrition Solution
PPN Partial Parenteral Nutrition
PNU Particular Nutritional Uses
PEDNSS Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System
PANA Pennsylvania Advocates for Nutrition and Activity
PPN Peripheral Parenteral Nutrition
SPNS Pharmacy and Nutrition Students’ Society
PAN Philippine Association of Nutrition
PPAN Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition
PHNC Population, Health and Nutrition Center
PHN Population, Health, & Nutrition
PNN Precision Nutrition Network
PIN Pregnancy, Infection and Nutrition
PINI Prognostic Inflammatory and Nutrition Index
PAMM Program Against Micronutrient Malnutrition
PAM Programme Against Malnutrition
PAMNU Programme Assistance Médicale et Nutritionnelle d’Urgence
PRN Programme de Renforcement de la Nutrition
PNMA Programme Nutrition Médecins d’Afrique
PCM Protein Caloric Malnutrition
PEM Protein Energy Malnutrition
PHNC Public Health Nutrition Consultant
PHNP Public Health Nutrition Program
QNL Quantum Nutrition Labs
QNS Quebec Nutrition Survey
RANS Rapid Anthropometric Nutritional Survey
RANS Recent Advances in Nutritional Sciences
RNIS Refugee Nutrition Information System
RDN Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist
RHN Registered Holistic Nutritionist
RQNS Revitalizing Quality Nutrition Services
SDNN San Diego Nutrition Network
SSFN Saudi Society for Food & Nutrition
SHN School Health & Nutrition
SNAG School Nutrition Action Group
SNPAA School Nutrition and Physical Activity Advisory
SNA School Nutrition Association
SNAAZ School Nutrition Association of Arizona
SNAM School Nutrition Association of Michigan
SNPI School Nutrition Policy Initiative
SNS School Nutrition Specialist
SACN Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition
SCAN Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
SNAC Scientific Nutrition for Advanced Conditioning
SAM Seeds Against Malnutrition
SNAP Senior Nutrition Assistance Program
SUN Seniors United Nutrition
SAM Severe Acute Malnutrition
SUSTAIN Sharing United States Technology to Aid in the Improvement of Nutrition
SSNP Shasta Senior Nutrition Program
SNAP Simplified Nutritional Assistance Program
SNDA Singapore Nutrition and Dietectics Association
SNAP Smoking, Nutrition and Physical Activity
SCNC Société Canadienne de Nutrition Clinique
SCSN Société Canadienne des Sciences de la Nutrition
SFN Societe Francaise de Nutrition
SMNS Société Marocaine de Nutrition
SHAMAN Société Marocaine de Nutrition
SMN Société Marocaine de Nutrition
SINR Society for International Nutrition Research
SNE Society for Nutrition Education
SNEHA Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action
SPNT Society for the Promotion of Nutritional Therapy
SSPN Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
SAND Soy in Animal Nutrition Databases
SNC Sport Nutrition Center
SNAC Sport Nutrition for the Athletes of Canada
SEN standard enteral nutrition
SCN Standing Committee on Nutrition
SIGNAL Strategic Inter-Governmental Nutrition Alliance
SGNA Subjective Global Nutritional Assessment
SONA Suggested Optimal Daily Nutritional Allowances
SNAK Super Nutritionally Active Kids
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SNAT Surgical Nutrition Advisory Team
SCHNC Surry County Health and Nutrition Center
SLAN Survey of Lifestyles, Attitudes and Nutrition
SSN Swiss Society for Nutrition
SIN Synthetic Infant Nutrition
TINP Tamil Nadu Integrated Nutrition Project
TNCEP Tennessee Nutrition and Consumer Education Program
TEN Total Enteral Nutrition
TPN Total Parenteral Nutrition
TPPN Total Peripheral Parenteral Nutrition
UNIR Ultrapropre Nutrition Industrie Recherche
UNH Unité de Nutrition Humaine
UNP Urban Nutrition Project
VENA Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment
VNIS Vitamin Nutrition Information Service
WCNC Waukesha County Nutrition Coalition
WNI Weider Nutrition International, Inc.
WNEP Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program
YNL York Nutritional Laboratories