QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF COMMUNITY BASED NUTRITION PROGRAMS AND INTERVENTIONS
Project Number: 1235-53000-012-00
Start Date: Jan 05, 2004
End Date: Jan 04, 2009
Develop comprehensive databases (i.e., FoodLink, CNMap) and conduct analyses to be used for community assessments, nutrition program planning, implementation and evaluation, and food safety research. Identify practical diet, behavior, household, and other environmental indicators for healthful practicies and food security within communities to guide the development of urban, rural, and agriculture interfaces. Determine correlations between diet, physical activity, and other behaviors to address health outcomes such as obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other high risk factors in the U.S. among diverse population groups.
Data sources will be USDA's CSFII and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's NHANES, USDA-DHHS intergrated surveys, Delta NIRI regional food surveys, and other community level dietary intake surveys. FoodLink requires additional technical data containing information on foods, ingredients, commodities, and grouping protocols. For CNMap, community level data may include information on program participation, various demographics, farmers markets, and food intakes. Beta testing and peer review will be performed on all databases before public release.