USDA Branded Foods Database Webinar

JIFSAN-CFS3 Advisory Council Fall Webinar Series
FoodData Central, USDA's Updated Approach to Food Composition Data Systems

September 22, 2021

Program Description

An integrated data system that provides expanded nutrient profile data and links to related agricultural and experimental research. The system's evolution includes exploring and implementing new database technologies and advanced knowledge systems to enhance searching, retrieval, and research capabilities. Attend the webinar and learn much more.

Webinar Speakers

Kyle McKillop
Lead Food Data Central
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Methods and Application of Food Composition Laboratory

Kyle McKillop is the lead on USDA's FoodData Central, an integrated data system that provides expanded nutrient profile data and links to related agricultural and experimental research. He has a Bachelor's in Computer Science and a Master's in Information Management with a specialty in Technology Development and Deployment. He previously worked for the University of Maryland's Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition where he worked on developing food database systems, including modernizing USDA's food composition database. Kyle is now with the USDA/ARS Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center to lead FoodData Central's data collection efforts and manage future application developments. He is an active participant of the public private partnership that works to expand the Global Branded Food Products database, published on FoodData Central.

Brienna Larrick
Senior Program manager
Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences

Brienna Larrick, PhD, PMP is a Scientific Program Manager at the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that brings together scientists from government, academia and industry to advance science in support of public health. In her current role, Brienna convenes public and private sector scientists to identify knowledge gaps and address research needs related to caffeine and microbial food safety. She manages the implementation of IAFNS’s frameworks for ensuring IAFNS-supported research is conducted with rigor, integrity, and transparency. Brienna also represents IAFNS in the Public-Private Partnership on the USDA Global Branded Food Products Database. Brienna holds a PhD in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition from Purdue University, and a BS in Nutrition Sciences from Bowling Green State University.

Marshall Keener
Government Engagement

As director, government engagement at GS1 US, Marshall Keener is responsible for collaborating with US government agencies and industry to determine how GS1 Standards can support improved business and information processes, as well as enhanced product and location identification. He engages agency stakeholders as a trusted advisor, identifying challenges and opportunities to leverage GS1 global Standards for shared value by government and industry. Mr. Keener spent more than 10 years in sales and marketing prior to joining GS1 US, working with leading multi-national companies. Most recently, he was healthcare manager of sales operations at Covanta, where he led the company’s penetration into new verticals and built a federal government business from the ground up, securing key contracts with US National Archives & Record Administration, National Security Agency (NSA) and US Department of State. Prior to that, he was senior marketing manager at Siemens, where he developed an award-winning global sales and marketing strategy for the company’s Fire and Life Safety products, and was also marketing team leader at Whole Foods Market, managing innovative local and national programs that promoted healthy eating. Mr. Keener is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies and Policy from the University of Vermont, and received his Master of Business Administration in Strategic Operations and Management from Drexel University.

Presentation Materials

Presentation Recording

(.mp4 | 344 MB)

Presentation Slides

FoodData Central : USDA's Updated Approach to Food Composition Data Systems (.pdf | 1.58 MB)

A Partnership for Public Health: USDA Global Branded Food Products Database (.pdf | 1.32 MB)

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