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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

What Is FNDDS and How Can You Use It
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What is FNDDS?
How can you use FNDDS?

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WHAT IS FNDDS?    

  • Database of foods, their nutrient values, and weights for typical food portions
  • Includes 10 data files, plus comprehensive documentation and user's guide for ease of use
  • Used to analyze data from the survey What We Eat in America(WWEIA), the dietary intake component of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). 
  • Underlying food composition data are from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

HOW CAN YOU USE FNDDS?

  • In research projects using What We Eat in America, NHANES data
  • In other dietary research studies to:
    • Code foods and amounts eaten
    • Calculate the amounts of nutrients/food components in those foods

APPLICATIONS OF FNDDS

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Last Modified: 10/23/2013