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Partnering with the Nutrient Data Laboratory

Please contact the Beltsville Area Office of Technology Transfer for more information if you are interested in developing cooperative interactions with this laboratory or with other research programs at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center.

The Nutrient Data Laboratory works with many partners in other government agencies, industry and trade associations, and universities to help achieve our mission to provide authoritative databases on the composition of foods and dietary supplements.  Current and past partners include :

Government Agencies

  • National Institutes of Health
    • National Cancer Institute
      • Division of Cancer Prevention
      • Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
      • Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
    • National Eye Institute
    • National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
    • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    • National Institute on Aging
    • National Institure of Dental and Craniofacial Research
    • National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities
    • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    • Office of Rare Diseases
    • Office of Dietary Supplements
    • Office of Research on Women's Health 
    • National Library of Medicine
  • Centers for Disease Control
    • National Center for Health Statistics
    • Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
    • Division of Birth Defects and Genetics
  • Health Resources and Services Administration- Maternal and Child Health Bureau
  • Indian Health Service
  • Food and Drug Administration 
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology

Industry and Trade Associations 

  • National Cattleman's Beef Association
  • The Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness, of the Coca-Cola Company
  • Produce for Better Health Foundation
  • Egg Nutrition Center
  • International Tree Nut Council
  • National Pork Board 
  • Mushroom Council
  • Masterfoods USA Mars, Inc
  • Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Kellogg's Co.


  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Food Analysis Laboratory Control Center - Analytical Quality Control and sample preparation
  • University of Georgia - Vitamin E and folate
  • University of Iowa - Fluoride
  • Tufts University - Vitamin K
  • Texas Tech University - Sampling and preparation of poultry
  • University of Wisconsin - Sampling and preparation of meats
  • University of North Carolina - Choline
  • University of Arkansas - Proanthocyanidins and ORAC

USDA Partners

  • Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center
    • Food Composition and Methods Development Lab, USDA-ARS - Phytonutrients
    • Food Surveys Research Group, USDA-ARS
  • National Agricultural Statistics Service - Development of sampling plans andstatistical support
  • National Agricultural Library, Food and Nutrition Information Center - Web hosting
  • National Agricultural Library, Information Systems Division - Enhancement of online search program.
  • Food and Nutrition Service, USDA - Information on commodities
  • Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA - Information on commodities
  • Farm Service Agency, USDA - Information on commodities

Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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