Mark your calendars! The 42nd National Nutrient Databank Conference will be held in Ottawa, the national capital city of Canada, in May 2022. We hope to see you then.
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 will be given for $1,000 USD; runners-up will each receive $150 USD. 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.
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