Now is the time to join SAFN

 In light of the 2020 pandemic, we have reduced our membership fees significantly for 2021:

  • Student membership is FREE

  • Regular membership half off, only $15.

Why Join SAFN?

SAFN is made up of individuals who work on a wide range of topics related to food and nutrition. SAFN is a unit of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), which is the largest professional organization of anthropologists in the world. You don’t have to be an anthropologist to join SAFN, but you must first join AAA and the membership fees are based on a sliding scale, starting at $35. To join AAA go to: After you fill out the new member form, you will get to a list of AAA units (sections); Scroll down to Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition and add that section to your membership.

Among the benefits of SAFN membership are:

  • Access to the teaching resources on the website
  • Access to the network of members and opportunities to make professional connections with others interested in food, nutrition, and anthropology
  • Access to the SAFN listserv, which puts you in contact with the collective knowledge and wisdom of our members (once you join, the AAA will automatically add you to the listserv)
  • Opportunity to publish on and Anthropology News (readership ~25k)
  • Opportunities to participate in SAFN activities at the AAA meetings (which include tasty food and drink!)
  • Access to any SAFN-sponsored publications
  • Discounted registration for the annual AAA meetings for AAA members
  • Many other benefits of AAA membership (see the AAA Website for more information)

Please contact us if you have any questions about membership.


  1. Please could you email me details re: Membership as the link above is broken. I’m currently a PhD Candidate in Medical Anthropology at Durham University in the UK, researching the historical relationship between school meals and obesity in children.

  2. I just joined SAFN! I graduated this year (2012) with a bachelors degree in Nutritional Anthropology, which I designed at San Francisco State University through their Special Major program. Hopefully I will meet other Nutritional Anthropologists after joining this group, I’ve never met another besides myself yet. It’s a lonely world for a Nutritional Anthropologist.

    I have a website that reviews ethnic restaurants in San Francisco and analyzes cultural aspects of ethnic cuisines along with some nutrition-related blog posts. I’m a nutritionist/anthropologist learning to build a website of course, so bear with me as the web-building process for me is a bit slow. My site is:

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