FoodData Central Announces 1st Anniversary Release

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Food and Nutrition Updates

Food and Nutrition Updates


May 2020

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We are pleased to announce the First Anniversary release of FoodData Central, USDA’s integrated, research-focused data system! With its five distinct data types—Foundation Foods, Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies (FNDDS), Standard Reference (SR) Legacy, USDA Global Branded Foods Database, and Experimental Foods—FoodData Central is a new and comprehensive approach to analyzing, compiling and presenting food and nutrient information in a scientifically rigorous and practical way.

Since its inception in 2019, FoodData Central has been continuously updated and improved. The number of Foundation Foods has increased by 25 percent, representing hundreds of samples and thousands of analyses. The Anniversary release now includes 2015-2016 FNDDS and monthly updates for items in Branded Foods. An upgraded Application Program Interface (API)  enhances the user’s ability to search and pull data.

FoodData Central is the solution for a changing food supply and growing data needs.