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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

AMPM - Information Collected
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The AMPM collects a list of all foods and beverages consumed in a 24-hour period. Information captured by AMPM includes:

  • For each food... 
        - Description of food
        - Additions to the food (for example, milk on cereal or cream in coffee)
        - Combination code that identifies foods eaten together
          (such as milk added to cereal)
        - Amount of food consumed
        - Time eaten
        - Name of eating occasion
        - Where obtained
        - Eaten at home or not
  • Water consumption - bottled and tap water
  • Use of salt in preparing foods and at the table
  • Whether the amount of food consumed on the recall day was much more than usual, usual, or much less than usual
  • Currently on a diet to lose weight or some other health-related reason
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Last Modified: 9/8/2016
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