Local Food Compass Map

The dynamic Esri-based map interface shows USDA and other federal investments in local and regional food systems since 2009, along with data such as farmers markets, wholesale markets, green schools, food hubs, and meat processors. Users can explore the map to see what's happening in their own local community, or learn how others are using federal support to build local food systems. Boundary filters include tribal land, congressional district, county, and zipcode. State summary reports include program/project description, recipient, funding, and year. Resulting reports can be downloaded as comma-separated values (CSV) format to import into MS Excel or other spreadsheet application.

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AgAR (Agricultural Antibiotic Resistance)

An Environmental Component of a "One Health" approach, the mission of the Agricultural Antibiotic Resistance (AgAR) project is to

  • develop practical tools and protocols to measure antibiotic drugs, resistant bacteria and resistance genes in agriculturally-impacted soil, water, air, and food;
  • design and evaluate agricultural
Agroecosystems & Environment

NUOnet (Nutrient Use and Outcome Network) database

The Nutrient Uptake and Outcomes (NUOnet) database will be able to help establish baselines on nutrient use efficiencies; processes contributing to nutrient losses; and processes contributing to optimal crop yield, nutritional and organoleptic quality. This national database could be used to calculate many different environmental indicators from a comprehensive understanding of nutrient stocks and flows.

Agroecosystems & Environment

Food Patterns Equivalents Database (FPED)

USDA’s Food Patterns Equivalents Database (FPED) converts the foods and beverages in the Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies to the 37 USDA Food Patterns components. The FPED serves as a unique research tool to evaluate food and beverage intakes of Americans with respect to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations.

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Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies (FNDDS)

USDA's Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies (FNDDS) is a database that is used to convert food and beverages consumed in What We Eat In America (WWEIA), National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) into gram amounts and to determine their nutrient values.

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USDA Branded Food Products Database

The USDA Branded Food Products Database is the result of a Public-Private Partnership, whose goal is to enhance public health and the sharing of open data by complementing USDA Food Composition Databases with nutrient composition of branded foods and private label data provided by the food industry.

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USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Dataset for What We Eat In America, NHANES (Survey-SR)

The dataset, Survey-SR, provides the nutrient data for assessing dietary intakes from the national survey What We Eat In America, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (WWEIA, NHANES). Historically, USDA databases have been used for national nutrition monitoring (1). Currently, the Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies (FNDDS) (2), is used by Food Surveys Research Group, ARS, to process dietary intake data from WWEIA, NHANES. Nutrient values for FNDDS are based on Survey-SR. Survey-SR was referred to as the "Primary Data Set" in older publications. Early versions of the dataset were composed mainly of commodity-type items such as wheat flour, sugar, milk, etc. However, with increased consumption of commercial processed and restaurant foods and changes in how national nutrition monitoring data are used (1), many commercial processed and restaurant items have been added to Survey-SR. 

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USDA Table of Nutrient Retention Factors, Release 6 (2007)

Release 6, of this data set, replaces the previous release, Release 5, issued in 2003. The data set contains the factors for calculating retention of 26 vitamins, minerals and alcohol during food preparation. Factors for the other 25 food components in Release 4 are unchanged. Factors for total choline have been added to this release.

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USDA Table of Cooking Yields for Meat and Poultry

USDA Table of Cooking Yields for Meat and Poultry, Release 2, is an update of previously released USDA data. Data in the updated table, accessible below, are measures of changes in meat and poultry weights resulting from moisture and fat losses during cooking. The table includes percentages for cooking yield, moisture change, and fat change for specific cuts of meat and poultry prepared in USDA research studies according to specific cooking protocols.

Agricultural Products