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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.

    Data and models from: A novel design method for customized visual delimiting surveys for plant pests based on transects and scouting

      Models were used in the manuscript "A novel design method for customized visual delimiting surveys for plant pests based on transects and scouting," by Barney P. Caton, Godshen R. Pallipparambil, and Hui Fang. This paper describes a novel approach for designing custom visual delimitation surveys, called ‘Delimitation via Transect Data and Scouting,’ or DTDS.

      Data from: High genetic diversity in the landscape suggests frequent seedling recruitment by Euphorbia virgata Waldst. & Kit. (leafy spurge) in the northern U.S.A.

        Site information and field-collected data from a 1-year 100-site survey of leafy spurge (Euphorbia virgata/esula) populations in the northern U.S. Data include: 1) estimates of leafy spurge density and relative prevalence of ramets versus genets; 2) the abundance and composition of Aphthona species complex biological control agents; 3) presence/absence of two additional biological control agents (Oberea erythrocephala and Hyles euphorbiae).

        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.

            Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Datasets

              Site-based crop modeling data from field experiments, farm surveys, and yield trials. These data are in AgMIP harmonized format, ready for translation to multiple crop model formats using the data translation tools at [http://tools.agmip.org/](http://tools.agmip.org/). Details on AgMIP can be found at [http://www.agmip.org/](http://www.agmip.org/).

              Data from: Effect of Source on Trust of Pulse Nutrition Information and Perceived Likelihood of Following Dietary Guidance

                The purpose of the present study was to examine how information source (control—no source, USDA, fictitious hospital, or fictitious social media) impacts perceptions of diet information. Participants included 943 American adults who were aged 18-74 years and were recruited from across the United States through Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk). ANOVA results indicated that the USDA and hospital sources were perceived as more accurate, trustworthy, reliable, and more desirable to learn more from relative to control and social media. There were no differences in likelihood of following guidance depending on source.

                Data from: COVID-19 and Beef Consumption in Mexico

                  This dataset is used to evaluate Mexican consumers' perceptions of the potential connection between COVID-19 transmission and food consumption and assesses changes in consumers' preferences for beef product attributes before and during the pandemic.

                  2019 Farm to School Census v2

                    In Fall of 2019 the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) conducted the third Farm to School Census. The 2019 Census was sent via email to 18,832 school food authorities (SFAs) including all public, private, and charter SFAs, as well as residential care institutions, participating in the National School Lunch Program. The questionnaire collected data on local food purchasing, edible school gardens, other farm to school activities and policies, and evidence of economic and nutritional impacts of participating in farm to school activities.