Membership Information

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NANASP membership offers rich rewards which include:

  • Networking with peers
  • Advocacy on legislation and public policy that effect you
  • Professional development

Who is NANASP?

NANASP is a membership organization for persons working to provide older adults healthful food and nutrition through community-based services.

We Know and Understand the unique challenges of your job that include developing and planning realistic budgets, providing services to clients that meet and exceed their expectations, working with volunteers while understanding the needs of your community. NANASP offers timely training and networking opportunities to meet these challenges.

We Care deeply about quality services for older Americans and take every opportunity to help improve services provided to this group.

We are an organization that speaks with experience.  We have a committed Board of Directors and a staff with recognized skills in aging services to represent YOUR needs and concerns to our policy makers across the country.

Who Belongs to NANASP?

NANASP is a community of professionals that provide healthful, nutrition and other services to older adults.  Members work for local agencies, Area Agencies on Aging, State Units on Aging, industry and other community based care groups.

"I belong to NANASP because it most closely connects to what I do. I was hooked from the first time I went to a conference and attended the New Director's Training. Everyone was so helpful for me to learn more about my job and the aging network. One thing I highly value is the wide network of colleagues and friends I've met all around the country. There's always someone I can call to ask questions or bounce ideas off of. It's like having my own personal cadre of highly skilled advisors and experts available to help me do my job!"

Martha Peppones 
Nutrition Director

NANASP Membership Benefits:


NANASP represents its members when important legislative and public policies are drafted and discussed.  NANASP, known throughout the aging network as an effective advocate, has been instrumental in the passage of key legislation including the Older Americans Act.

Washington Bulletin and Other Communication Resources

Bulletins from our outstanding advocacy team in Washington, D.C are sent to your office via e-mail or fax as the issues unfold. These Bulletins keep you informed on funding issues before they are finalized, not after.

Our quarterly newsletter, the NANASP Update, is sent to members and contains new ideas, solutions to problems and an in-depth look at innovative programs.

The new members-only listserv is an easy and fast way to get information on what others are doing and finding solutions to everyday problems members face. This online forum allows members and the NANASP leadership to share timely information on NANASP and topics related to your daily responsibilities.


Our Annual Conference and quarterly webinars offer results-oriented training.  We feature top speakers, legislative forums and exhibits including new products and services that will give you the edge in managing your programs.

"Having been a member of NANASP for over 15 years, I find networking and updating long time friendships is an experience I have truly enjoyed. As we all know, nutrition providers are an exceptional group of folks. I look forward each year to meeting new members and catching up with those I have not seen in awhile. Not to be out shone however is the knowledge and enlightenment gained from the sessions and workshops. We are never too old to get smarter, right?"

Ann McLone Cooper, CEO
Community Nutrition Network

Membership and Congressional Directory

Keeping connected to other members in NANASP helps everyone finds solutions to problems and identifies new ways to provide service.

In addition, the Congressional Directory is a valuable advocacy and networking tool that helps NANASP members contact the key Congressional members and staff on the most current legislation. 

Recognition of Members Contribution to the Community

Star Awards - professional recognition of members' outstanding achievements.

Opportunity for Professional Development and Personal Growth

NANASP offers members opportunities to develop and refine leadership and professional skills by serving on committees, task forces and holding office.