28th National 
Nutrient Databank Conference

Conference Presentations

Approximately 150 people participated in the 28th National Nutrient Databank Conference and 37 shared their expertise through oral presentations augmented with PowerPoint Slide Shows.  By popular demand we are posting many of these PowerPoint Presentations for the use of attendees and others interested food composition data.  The presentations are divided into seven sessions:  Keynote; Functional Foods; Portion Sizes; Data Quality in Research; Agriculture, Public Health and Medical Practice; Database Management, New Data; and Dietary Supplements.  In addition, we have posted a compilation of candid shots taken by our conference photographer, Katie Tharp.  We hope these slide presentations will facilitate your work in the area of food composition and analysis.  

Note:  These presentations are provided here as a courtesy by the speakers.  Please contact them before using any of the information contained within the presentations.

Conference Photos
28th National Nutrient Databank Conference 
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From Farm to Fork -- Practical Applications for Food Composition Data
Catherine E Woteki, Dean and Director, College of Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, Iowa State University, Ames IA and Chair, Food and Nutrition Board,  National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC

Functional Foods
Research on the Composition of Functional Foods:
  Joseph Spence, Acting Associate Deputy Administrator, ARS, USDA, Beltsville MD 

Data Quality in Research
Respondent-specific coding guidelines were developed to resolve missing information on 4-day food records:  Suzanne McNutt, Westat, Salt lake City UT

Portion Sizes
Super-sized underreporting of large food portions: Results from the Minnesota Heart Survey Meals Away from Home Study:  Lisa Harnack, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN 

Portion size estimation and expectation of accuracy:  Teresita Hernandez, Health Technomics, Inc, Annandale VA 

Sizes of currently available produce may significantly affect nutrient intake assessment:  Joannie Dobbs, University of Hawai’i, Manoa HI

Agriculture, Public Health and Medical Practice
Nutrition professionals and food and agricultural policySue Roberts, Agricultural Law Center, The Law School, Drake University, Des Moines IA 

Consumer perceptions of locally-grown foods and the environmental and economic impacts of long-distance food transport:  Richard Pirog, Iowa State University, Ames IA 

Food consumption and nutrient intakes in a family study in Taipei, Taiwan:  Li-Ching Lyu, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan  

New whole grain database and findings related to obesity:  Laura Sampson, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA 

Biogenic amines in foods and monoamine oxidase inhibitor drugs:  A crossroad where medicine, nutrition, pharmacy, and food industry converge:  Beverly McCabe-Sellers, ARS, USDA, Little Rock AR

Database Management
Consequences of changes in the dietary reference intakes for nutrient databases:  Susan Gebhardt, BHNRC, ARS, USDA, Beltsville MD

The Nutrient Data Laboratory website gets a new look:  Linda Lemar, BHNRC, ARS, USDA, Beltsville MD

New release on the web:  USDA food and nutrient database for dietary studies:  Janice Bodner-Montville, BHNRC, ARS, USDA, Beltsville MD

New Data
Trans fat labeling – An industry perspective:  Rose Tobelmann, General Mills, Inc, Minneapolis MN 

Methodology for adding glycemic index and glycemic load values to the NCI Diet History Questionnaire Database:  Andrew Flood, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN 

Development of a food database for potential carcinogens:  A tool for epidemiological studies:  Paula Jakszyn, Instituto Catalan de Oncologia, Barcelona, Spain           

Data and Databases for Fluoride
Fluoride as a nutrient of public health importance:  Steven Levy, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA 


Integrating foods and dietary supplements into a single composition table:  Donna Lyn M Au, University of Hawai’i, Honolulu HI

Dietary supplement use in the US: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and dietary supplement database:  Kathy Radimer, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC, Hyattsville MD   

Estimating total dietary intakes:  Alicia Carriquiry, Iowa State University, Ames IA 

Progress in development of dietary supplement databases: Johanna Dwyer, NIH, Bethesda MD


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Last modified:  June 15, 2010