Child Nutrition Program Operations Study, School Year 2017-2018
The data are from a descriptive study of the USDA National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). The data were collected between April and August 2018 using web-based surveys given to a nationally representative sample of School Food Authorities (SFAs) and 53 of 55 State agencies that administer the NSLP and SBP (Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands were not asked to participate due to hurricanes in the region at the time of data collection). The survey questions collected data about NSLP and SBP operations during school year (SY) 2017–18 and financial data from SY 2016–17. Published Report Using Data - https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/program-operations-study-school-year-2017-18
Study of Nutrition and Activity in Childcare Settings (SNACS)
Data collection for the Study of Nutrition and Activity in Childcare Settings (SNACS) started in January 2017 and continued through September 2017. The complex study included web-based surveys, pre-interview surveys, on-site interviews, environmental observations, and telephone interviews of childcare sponsors and providers, as well as interviews of parents of some of the children from the sampled providers. The data were collected from a nationally representative sample of programs, children, and meals. The data cover a range of subjects including the provider’s characteristics, the nutritional quality of meals and snacks served, the dietary intake of children in childcare, the activities of children over the course of the childcare day, and the financial conditions of the childcare operations.
WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study-2 (WIC ITFPS-2): Prenatal, Infant Year 5 Year Datasets
[2023-05-04 - Added WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study-2 Data File Training Manual] The WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study–2 (WIC ITFPS-2) (also known as the “Feeding My Baby Study”) is a national, longitudinal study that captures data on caregivers and their children who participated in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) around the time of the child’s birth. The study addresses a series of research questions regarding feeding practices, the effect of WIC services on those practices, and the health and nutrition outcomes of children on WIC. Additionally, the study assesses changes in behaviors and trends that may have occurred over the past 20 years by comparing findings to the WIC Infant Feeding Practices Study–1 (WIC IFPS-1), the last major study of the diets of infants on WIC. This longitudinal cohort study has generated a series of reports. These datasets include data from caregivers and their children during the prenatal period and during the children’s first five years of life (child ages 1 to 60 months).
Mississippi School Food Service Directors' Interest in and Experience with Farm to School
The dataset contains information collected from 122 K-12 public school food service directors in Mississippi, USA, who completed an online survey designed for Mississippi school food service directors. Information includes school size (number of enrolled students), percent of students participating in free or reduced-price lunch, foods sourced locally (defined as grown or produced in Mississippi), desire to purchase more or start purchasing locally sourced foods, fresh fruit and vegetable purchasing practices, experience purchasing fruits and vegetables from farmers, challenges purchasing from farmers, and interest in other farm to school (F2S) activities.
Data from: Mississippi Farmers' Interest in and Experience with Farm to School
The dataset contains information collected from 38 individuals residing in Mississippi, USA, who completed an online survey designed for small farmers in Mississippi and who fit the USDA definition of small farm (yearly gross cash farm income <$250,000). Information includes farm products grown or raised, harvest months, produce amounts, farm certifications, internet use, selling practices, experience selling to K-12 schools, challenges selling to K-12 schools, and interest in farm to school (F2S) activities. Farmer demographic characteristics collected include gender, age, ethnicity/race, marital status, and education level.
WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study-2 (WIC ITFPS-2): Prenatal, Infant Year, Second Year, Third Year, and Fourth Year Datasets
The WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study–2 (WIC ITFPS-2) addresses a series of research questions regarding feeding practices, the effect of WIC services on those practices, and the health and nutrition outcomes of children on WIC. These datasets include data from caregivers and their children during the prenatal period and during the children’s first four years of life (child ages 1 to 48 months).
Updated Bottom Up Solution for Triacylglycerols
This Microsoft Excel workbook (2.712 Mb) contains spreadsheets that implement the Updated Bottom Up Solution for Triacylglycerols that allows Critical Ratios that provide structural information from mass spectrometry to be used to reconstitute the original mass spectra from which they came. It contains spreadsheets that use the non-nested equations (Critical Limits explicitly shown), as well as spreadsheets that used the nested equations (Case determinations made with Critical Limits not explicitly shown).
Quantification of TAGs by LC-MS
This Microsoft Excel workbook contains spreadsheets for calculating response-factor normalized triacylglycerol (TAG) compositions from response factors derived from GC-FID of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME). This workbook (1.160 Mb) reads the output from a ThermoScientific XCalibur Quan Browser •Excel Short Report• (In XCalibur: File • Export data to Excel • Export Short Excel report), and requires input of the FA composition determined by GC-FID (manually entered or read from Excel spreadsheet [provided upon request]).