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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 was formerly known as the MyPyramid Equivalents Database.

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.

The Food Patterns are measured as cup equivalents of Fruit, Vegetables, and Dairy; ounce equivalents of Grains and Protein Foods; teaspoon equivalents of Added Sugars; gram equivalents of Solid Fats and Oils; and the number of Alcoholic Drinks.

In addition to the SAS datasets, the FPED release includes: (1) the Food Patterns Equivalents Ingredient Database (FPID) that includes the 37 USDA Food Patterns components per 100 grams of each unique ingredient used in the FNDDS; and (2) listings of gram weights for one cup equivalents of fruits, vegetables, dairy, and legumes used in the FPED.

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Authors
Food Surveys Research Group
Product Type
Database
Temporal Coverage
2005/2006
Frequency
Biennial
Intended Use
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.
Publisher
Food Surveys Research Group Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center
Contact Name
Moshfegh, Alanna J.
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public
Preferred Dataset Citation
Bowman SA, Clemens JC, Friday JE, Lynch KL, and Moshfegh AJ. YYYY. Food Patterns Equivalents Database YYYY-YYYY: Methodology and User Guide [Online]. Food Surveys Research Group, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland. May YYYY. Available at: http://www.ars.usda.gov/nea/bhnrc/fsrg
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Funding Source(s)
Agricultural Research Service
Program Code
005:037 - Department of Agriculture - Research and Education
Bureau Code
005:18 - Agricultural Research Service
Modified Date
2017-12-18
Release Date
2017-11-20
Ag Data Commons Keywords: 
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Nutrition
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