The objectives of the FANS are:
  1. To foster international fellowship among nutrition scientists of the region and promote cooperative working arrangements particularly in the furtherance of nutrition research, training and action programs.
  2. To encourage the exchange of information and experiences in nutrition research, training and action programs among the member countries, particularly through the periodic holding of Asian Congress of Nutrition.
  3. To act as a liaison between the member countries and the International Union of Nutritional Sciences as well as the appropriate United Nations Agencies.