Humanitarian Award Recipients

Clearwater, FL, December 16, 2015 — The American College of Nutrition (ACN) is proud to have announced Vitamin Angels and the Brain Health Education and Research Institute as the recipients of the Humanitarian Award at the ACN’s 56th annual conference that took place November 11-13, 2015, at the B Resort in Orlando, Florida. This special award acknowledges an individual or organization who has worked selflessly and effectively in the field of nutrition to benefit humanity.

Since 1994, Vitamin Angels has helped at-risk populations in need—specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five—gain access to lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals. Vitamin Angels works to reach underserved communities across the U.S. and in more than 50 countries around the world to harnessthe power of vitamins as a solution to reduce global malnutrition. To learn more, visit

Since 2011, the Brain Health Education and Research Institute (BHERI) has sought to advance nutritional research in support of brain health. From proactively taking care of brain health on an ongoing basis, to post-injury treatment, to recovery, BHERI is committed to being at the forefront of research and education. Their research efforts have primarily focused on omega-3’s (ALA, DHA & EPA) and their impact on brain health. To learn more, visit

The American College of Nutrition applauds the tireless efforts these two organizations put forth to make our world better though nutrition and research.

About the American College of Nutrition

The American College of Nutrition, founded in 1959, is on a mission to advance nutrition science to prevent and treat disease. Key goals of the professional society are to stimulate nutrition research and publication, elevate nutrition knowledge among clinicians and researchers, and provide practical guidance on clinical nutrition. The American College of Nutrition accepts no funding from for-profit corporations fostering its mission and ability to advance uncompromising science 

Published by: American College of Nutrition