The Conference

The 41st National Nutrient Databank Conference has been postponed to fall 2020. Learn more about program details, keynote speakers, and past conferences below.

Conference Program

Three Days of Advances in Food Composition Databases

The 41st National Nutrient Databank Conference is featuring an exciting program with a variety of presentations addressing our theme this year:


20-20 Vision for Food Composition Data: Promoting Public Health Worldwide.

Conference sessions will address food composition, dietary intake assessment methodology, dietary supplements, and much more! As the conference has been postponed to the fall of 2020, information on registration and location is forthcoming. Please sign up for our Listserv for future updates.

Workshop & Conference Dates are Forthcoming

Download the Preliminary* Program

*Note: This program is subject to change. 


Keynote Speakers

As part of a variety of presentations addressing our theme, 20-20 Vision for Food Composition Data: Promoting Public Health Worldwide, keynote speakers will include:


Susan T. Mayne, Ph.D. 

Director, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Dr. Susan Mayne is the Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In this position, Dr. Mayne leads the Center’s development and implementation of programs and policies related to the composition, quality, safety, and labeling of foods, food and color additives, and cosmetics. CFSAN also oversees...

Johanna Dwyer, DSc, RDN

Tufts University and NIH Office of Dietary Supplements

Dr. Johanna Dwyer is Professor in Tufts University’s Medical Center and School of Medicine, adjunct Professor at the Freidman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and a Senior Nutrition Scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts in the nutritional epidemiology group. She is on the clinical staff of Tufts Medical Center at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center in Boston. In Washington, she serves as Senior Nutrition Scientist...

Dr. Ruth Charrondière 

Nutrition Officer, U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization

Dr. U. Ruth Charrondière holds a Master and a PhD in nutrition, as well as a Diploma in Applied Medical Statistics with a specialization in epidemiology.  Her work has focused on food composition, biodiversity, dietary assessment, breastfeeding, sustainable diets and exposure assessment...

Presenter Information


*NOTE: Any abstracts accepted earlier this year are still eligible for presentation at the virtual conference.  If you have not heard from the Program Committee,  please contact us.

Speaker and Presenter Guidelines

Note:  Guidelines were provided to each presenter in an email from the Program Committee Chair.  Please refer to that email if you have any questions.



November 16-18, 2020

There is no charge to attend this meeting.

Registration portal coming soon.


Past Conferences

The NNDC is a bi-annual conference with a history of bringing together researchers, doctors, health professionals, nutritionists, and others to discuss a variety of important topics. Over the years, program conferences have grown and evolved.

Please find links to our past conferences below. For ease of reference, conferences 1-20 (1976 - 1995) are sorted separately from conferences 21-40 (1996 - 2018).

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