The nutrition Society of Nigeria NSN is the only and largest gathering of stakeholders in Nutrition in Nigeria. It is a professional, non-governmental association founded in 1963 at the University of Ibadan.
The society aims to promote and foster the study and practice of nutrition in its widest sense, and provide a common forum for Nutritionists and Public Health professionals to liaise and co-operate with universities, research institutes, government departments, national commissions, corporate organisations and other similar bodies for the exchange of professional and other relevant information in the promotion of Nutrition, and National Development. The various categories of memberships are Ordinary, Associates, Students, Fellow, Corporate And Honorary
NSN members serve the public by engaging in useful researches and translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. The Nutrition Society of Nigeria is an affiliation of the International Union Of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) and maintains a relationship with other nutrition societies in the Africa region through the Federation of Africa Nutrition Societies (FANUS).
It also recognises the importance of exchanging ideas with colleagues outside the region and therefore utilizes every opportunity for contact and networking with other nutrition societies outside the African region
As a non – profit making professional organization, NSN, depends mainly on membership subscription and donations from collaborators including international agencies, corporate bodies and from professional services.