Abstract Submissions

Abstract submission is now CLOSED!

Late-Breaking Submissions: 1 February 2023
Abstract Acceptance Announcements: 15 February 2023
Accepting Presenter Deadline: 25 February 2023

Please submit your abstract by completing our online application.

We are seeking unpublished and original research relevant to nutrition and the environment, nutrition and diet maintenance, and other impact-oriented methods and nutrition implementation topics relevant for real world applications of health for humans and/or the planet. All accepted submissions will be given oral presentations (no posters!) and we have awards and prizes for top ranked submissions, including publication opportunities, invited lectures, cash prizes, and more!

We accept submissions from any current student at any college or university around the globe.


  1. All abstracts must include unpublished and original research.
  2. All abstracts must be submitted in English.
  3. Indicate which track best matches your submission: 
    1. Nutrition and the Environment, e.g.: 
      1. Sustainable food systems
      2. Resources for healthy food supplies
      3. Impact on the planet from agriculture and food industry
      4. Policy to support sustainable nutrition and environmental impact
      5. etc.
    2. Nutrition and Diet Maintenance, e.g.:
      1. Food security and nutrition security
      2. Dietary patterns 
      3. Diet adoption/maintenance
      4. Medical nutrition therapy and clinical practice
      5. Diets for special populations (e.g. sociodemographic groups, regions/location etc.)
      6. Long-term effects for microbiome and metabolomics
      7. Etc.
    3. Other solutions-oriented nutrition research on the real world impact of nutrition 


  1. Structured Abstracts: Include a title, background, objective(s), methods, results, conclusions, implementation and/or real-world impact, funding sources, and 3-5 keywords. Maximum 300 words (not including funding statement, keywords, or section headings).
  2. Visual Abstract: Include a background, objective, methods, results, conclusion, implementation and/or real-world impact, funding statement, 3-5 keywords, and 1-2 data visualizations, graphical depictions, and/or video. Maximum 250 words (not including funding statement. keywords, or section headings).
  3. Visual Brief: This format includes three parts, abstract, key messages, and text brief. 
    • Abstract– Include background, objective, methods, results, conclusion, implementation and/or real-world impact, funding statement, and 3-5 keywords (Provide a title and structured abstract summarizing your research. Maximum 200 words for abstract (not including funding statement, keywords, or section headings); 
    • Key Messages– Include 2-3 sentences (about 120-140 characters with spaces); 
    • Text Brief- Maximum 1,000 words, with one, full-page visual (approximately 6.5 x 9 inches, including legend of less than <100 words), and references (less than 25).


  • All submitters may indicate the desire for English Language or Abstract Development support to ensure that English-language proficiency and familiarity with formatting conventions are not a barrier to acceptance.
  • Preliminary data is welcome. Submissions without results will be rejected. 
  • All abstracts are faculty-reviewed through a double-blind process. Reviewers rate abstracts based on significance, relevance, and emphasis on solution-oriented findings. 
  • Late-breaking submissions that focus on real-world applications are strongly encouraged.

For general inquiries on the symposium program and/or registration, to provide feedback to the Student Planning Committee, or for those seeking sponsorship or collaboration, please email us at tnds@tufts.edu!

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