Innovations in Food Composition and Nutrition Research: A Global Perspective
33rd National Nutrient Databank Conference
Friday, April 17, 2009

Conference Program

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Conference Welcome
Rose Tobelmann, MS, RD, LD (General Mills, Inc, Plymouth, MN), National Nutrient Databank Steering Committee Chair
Lisa Jahns, PhD, RD (Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center USDA-ARS, Grand Forks, ND) and Rachel Fisher, MS, MPH, RD (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD), Program Co-Chairs
Catherine Champagne, PhD, RD, LDN (Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA), Conference Chair

Global Experiences in Database Development
Session Chairs: Rachel Fisher, MS, MPH, RD - National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Diane Mitchell, MS, RD - Penn State University, University Park, PA

Keynote Address: Adventures in Food Composition and Nutrition Research with Indigenous Peoples
Harriet Kuhnlein, PhD, MS - Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment (CINE), McGill University, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada

Development of Databases to Support Analysis of Dietary Recalls in Rural Kenya
Suzanne Murphy, PhD, RD - Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

Development of Version 4.0 of the ILSI Crop Composition Database
Rob Alba, PhD - Monsanto Company, St. Louis, MO

Dietary Assessment Challenges from a Global Perspective
Session Chairs: Tomoko Shimakawa, ScD – U.S. Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD
Ana Chavez, MS, RD – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD

 Comparison of Computerized Dietary Assessments with Diet History and Food Record Data at Baseline in an Australian Food-Based Clinical Trial
Yasmine Probst, PhD, AP - Smart Foods Centre, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia (Presentation by Linda Tapsell, PhD)

Development of a Food Composition Laboratory Network in Canada
Josephine Deeks, RD - Health Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

How EPA Uses Dietary Data from USDA for Exposure Assessments
David Hardy, BS – Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (Presentation by Joanne Holden, MS)

Advances in Dietary Databases and Assessment - a Domestic Perspective
Session Chairs: Marie Fanelli-Kuczmarski, PhD, RD, LDN - University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Suzanne McNutt - Westat, Rockville, MD

Nutrition Facts and Ingredient Database for Processed Foods
Lisa Harnack, DrPH - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Using the MyPyramid Equivalents Database to Estimate MyPyramid Equivalents for the Third School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study
Elizabeth M. Condon, MS, RD - Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Cambridge, MA

Developing Portion Questions for the Automated Self-Administered 24-hour Dietary Recall
Thea Palmer Zimmerman, MS, RD - Westat, University Heights, OH

Evaluation of the USDA Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies Search Tool for Use with a Mobile Phone Food Record for Adolescents
Bethany L. Six, RD - Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Availability of Nutrition Facts and Ingredient Information on Manufacturer’s Websites for Cookies and Savory Snacks
Sarah Johnson, BS - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

An Integrated Relational Database System and the Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database Release
Karen W. Andrews, BS – Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD

Predicted Fatty Acid Intakes Resulting from Stearidonic Acid Enriched Soybean Oil Fortification: NHANES 1999-2002
Chunling Wang, MD, PhD - Monsanto Company, St. Louis, MO

Defining Nutrient Density of Foods According to Tiers within the Major Food Groups of the USDA Food Guide, MyPyramid
Patricia M. Guenther, PhD, RD - Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Alexandria, VA

Closing Remarks


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