Food Security in the United States

The Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement (CPS-FSS) is the source of national and State-level statistics on food insecurity used in USDA's annual reports on household food security. The CPS is a monthly labor force survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Once each year, after answering the labor force questions, the same households are asked a series of questions (the Food Security Supplement) about food security, food expenditures, and use of food and nutrition assistance programs. Food security data have been collected by the CPS-FSS each year since 1995.

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International Food Security

This dataset measures food availability and access for 76 low- and middle-income countries. The dataset includes annual country-level data on area, yield, production, nonfood use, trade, and consumption for grains and root and tuber crops (combined as R&T in the documentation tables), food aid, total value of imports and exports, gross domestic product, and population compiled from a variety of sources.

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Pesticide Data Program

The Pesticide Data Program (PDP) is a national pesticide residue database program. Through cooperation with State agriculture departments and other Federal agencies, PDP manages the collection, analysis, data entry, and reporting of pesticide residues on agricultural commodities in the U.S. food supply, with an emphasis on those commodities highly consumed by infants and children. This data set provides information on where samples were taken for pesticide residue, where the product came from, what type of product it was, and what residue was found on the product, for calendar years 1992 through 2015.

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School Breakfast Program - Participation and Meals Served

This data provides historical summaries of total participation and meals served as part of the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) School Breakfast Program. The summary data begins in 1969, the year that FNS was established to administer USDA's nutrition assistance program. The School Breakfast Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. The School Breakfast Program is administered at the Federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service. At the State level, the program is usually administered by State education agencies, which operate the program through agreements with local school food authorities in more than 89,000 schools and institutions.

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Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Of interest to pharmaceutical, nutritional, and biomedical researchers, as well as individuals and companies involved with alternative therapies and and herbal products, this database is one of the world's leading repositories of ethnobotanical data, evolving out of the extensive compilations by the former Chief of USDA's Economic Botany Laboratory in the Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland, in particular his popular Handbook of phytochemical constituents of GRAS herbs and other economic plants. In addition to Duke's own publications, the database documents phytochemical information and quantitative data collected over many years through research results presented at meetings and symposia, and findings from the published scientific literature.

Duke, James A. 1992. Handbook of phytochemical constituents of GRAS herbs and other economic plants. Boca Raton, FL. CRC Press

USDA's Expanded Flavonoid Database for the Assessment of Dietary Intakes - September 2014

This content has been updated - view the USDA's Expanded Flavonoid Database for the Assessment of Dietary Intakes, Release 1.1 - December 2015. This database was developed with support from the Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health for flavonoid intake studies. The database is a useful tool for flavonoid intake and health outcome studies for any population globally. It contains data for 29 individual flavonoid compounds in six subclasses of flavonoids for every food in a subset of 2,926 food items which provide the basis for the Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies (FNDDS 4.1).

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USDA Database for the Proanthocyanidin Content of Selected Foods - 2004

This database was created through a collaborative effort between the Nutrient Data Laboratory, USDA-Agricultural Research Service and the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center, USDA-Agricultural Research Service. The database contains values for 205 food items for the following proanthocyanidins groups: Monomers, Dimers, Trimers, 4-6 mers (tetramers, pentamers and hexamers), 7-10 mers (heptamers, octamers, nonamers and decamers, and Polymers (DP>10).

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USDA Database for the Isoflavone Content of Selected Foods, Release 2.0

This content has been updated - view the USDA Database for the Isoflavone Content of Selected Foods, Release 2.1 (November 2015) - This database contains data on the isoflavone content of 557 food items. Isoflavones included in the database are daidzein, genistein, glycitein and total isoflavones. Other phytoestrogens (coumestrol, biochanin A, and formononetin) are included as a separate table in the PDF report and in the database.

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