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Stay up to date on the latest conference news, announcements, awards, and honors.

Conference News

Conference News

Mark your calendars! The 43rd National Nutrient Databank Conference will be held in Ottawa, Canada in May 21-23, 2024. See the Conference Page for details.

Keep up to date with future developments as the conference approaches. Follow us on Twitter, sign up for our Listserv, and periodically check back on this page for any news and updates.

NNDC Awards

NNDC Recognition Award

At each conference, the National Nutrient Databank Conference recognizes individuals who have contributed to the field of food composition or to the NNDC organization.  A call for nominations for the NNDC Recognition Award is sent out prior to the biannual meeting.  Nominees are reviewed by the Executive Committee and ratified by the Steering Committee.  The Awardee receives a plaque and makes a presentation at the conference. 


Awardees of the National Nutrient Databank Conference Recognition Award

(Prior to 2018, this award was known as the Lifetime Achievement Award)

Student and New Investigator Awards

Students and new investigators (<5 years post degree) are eligible for an award for an oral presentation. The NNDC Executive Committee will select up to six students/new investigators for awards. One award with monetary value will be given and runners-up will each receive a smaller award with monetary value. Eligible applicants have filled in relevant information when submitting their abstracts for presentation at the Conference and have obtained a letter of support from their advisor/mentor.

The awards will be based on the scientific merit of the abstract, oral presentation and the letter of support for the presenter.

Student Poster Award

The NNDC Executive Committee will recognize up to 3 students (undergraduate or graduate levels) with exemplary posters. Awardees (poster first authors) will receive $150 USD, certificate, and recognition on the NNDC website. Eligible applicants have filled in relevant information when submitting their abstracts for presentation at the Conference and have obtained a letter of support from their advisor/mentor.

Winners of the 42nd National Nutrient Databank Conference

Announced in May 2022

Student Poster Awardees

No Student Poster Award was given in 2022.

Student & New Investigator Awardees

1st Place:
Nikita Bacalzo, University of California - Davis

Glycopedia: A glycan encyclopedia of food

Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you again for sharing your findings with us at the 42nd National Nutrient Databank Conference.

NNDC Awards
Awards for Students & New Investigators

Shutting down the International Nutrient Databank Directory (INDD)


The INDD has long been supported by the NNDC.    Since our programmer left in 2019, we have not been able to update the database nor modify any of its features.   As we have not seen much activity on the site, and in consideration of the cost of revising the INDD, the Steering Committee of the NNDC decided at its November 18, 2020 meeting to discontinue support of the INDD.

Since the INDD was originally created in a separate site, for those who have bookmarked that original url, please note it will no longer be updated nor maintained.  Due to issues noted above, that link could not be removed immediately. 

Please note there are currently many resources on the internet available to nutrient database users.   The FAO/INFOODS maintains a list of international food composition databases and tables on its website.  They have also provided the following list of software tools.  As well, you may use your favorite internet search program to locate other databases by using the terms nutrition analysis software or food composition databases.  When selecting databases, Dr. Lisa Harnack of the University of Minnesota has shared some tips in the following short document that could assist you: "Considerations in Selecting a Food and Nutrient Database".  Please cite the resource and author if it were to be used in your work.

Thank you for your interest in the INDD and we hope it has met your needs in the past and that the new information provided here will meet your future needs.

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

Frank Hepburn (1922-2003)
Leader, USDA Nutrient Data Research Group

Margaret Carrington Moore (1896-1995)
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

Ruth Matthews (1927-2000)
Chief, USDA Nutrient Data Research Branch

Robert Rizek (1931-1997)
Director of Consumer and Food Economics
Research Division, USDA

In Memoriam
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