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National Nutrient
Databank Conference


About Us

The NATIONAL NUTRIENT DATABANK CONFERENCE is held bi-annually to foster communication among nutrient data base generators and users.  Participation is open to researchers from academia, the food industry, government and other interested parties.

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Latest News

Since our successful meeting last year, we have been working diligently to prepare for our upcoming 41st Conference themed: 20-20 Vision for Food Composition Data: Promoting Public Health Worldwide.

The Call for Abstracts is now open! Please follow the instructions in that web link to get involved!

2020 Award: Call for Nominations The Executive Committee of the National Nutrient Databank Conference is accepting nominations for the NNDC Recognition Award. The Awardee will receive a plaque and make a presentation at the 2020 conference. The purpose of the award is to recognize contributions to the food composition field or contributions to the NNDC organization. Please include the name and affiliation of the proposed nominee along with a brief (max. 200 words) description of why they should be recognized with this award. Please send nominations to the current NNDC Chair, Mr. David Haytowitz by September 30, 2019.


41st National Nutrient Databank Conference

When:April 19 to 22, 2020

Where:College Park, Maryland

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Past Conferences

Visit the following links to the past conferences and programs:

Conferences 1 to 20

Conferences 21 to 40


International Nutrient Databank Directory

The International Nutrient Database Directory committee of The National Nutrient Databank Conference has compiled an updated directory of software applications and their accompanying food composition databases, and of the reference databases that are sources of the food composition values and supporting information.

This directory is intended to assist potential database and software developers in determining which combination of program and database might best meet their needs.  It will also be a resource for students and others who want to learn about and compare selected database and software features.

Click here to view the current directory.

Previous versions


In Memoriam

The National Nutrient Databank Conference remembers and recognizes the contributions of the following volunteers, all of whom gave generously of their time, talents, and energy to the conference.

Phyllis Stumbo (1934-2017)
University of Iowa
Marilyn Buzzard (1934-2015)
Nutrition Coordinating Center at the University of Minnesota
and Virginia Commonwealth University
Joanne Holden (1946-2014)
Research Leader, USDA Nutrient Data Lab
Ruth Matthews (1927-2000)
Chief, USDA Nutrient Data Research Branch
Frank Hepburn (1922-2003)
Leader, USDA Nutrient Data Research Group
Margaret Carrington Moore (1896-1995)
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center,
New Orleans, LA
Robert Rizek (1931-1997)
Director of Consumer and Food Economics
Research Division, USDA