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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.

Release Date
Food Surveys Research Group Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center
Temporal Coverage
January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2006
Contact Name
Moshfegh, Alanna J.
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Program Code
005:040 - Department of Agriculture - National Research
Bureau Code
005:18 - Agricultural Research Service