Food and Nutrition Surveys

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Find information and resources about national nutrition and food monitoring efforts in the US, including:



Nutrition Monitoring in the United States: The Directory of Federal and State Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Activities (PDF | 860 KB)

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Health Statistics.

Nutrition monitoring in the United States involves a complex system of coordinated activities that provides information about the dietary, nutritional, and related health status of Americans. This monograph, last published in 2000, provides an overview of the different surveys and programs sponsored by federal and state agencies.


America's Children: Key National Indicators of Child Well-Being 2009

Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.

Biennial report to the Nation on the condition of children in America. Includes description of the changing population, family, and environmental context in which children are living.


USDA Healthy Eating Index

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

The HEI is a summary measure of overall diet quality.


USDA Food Surveys from 1998 and Earlier

USDA. ARS. Food Surveys Research Group.

Find data and questionnaires from several surveys including the Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII) and the Diet and Health Knowledge Survey.


Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System logo Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PDF | 315 KB)

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS) and the Pregnancy Surveillance System (PNSS) are program-based surveillance systems that monitor the nutritional status of low-income infants, children, and women in federally funded maternal and child health programs.


Child Nutrition Studies and Research

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Variety of research reports, statistics, and data related to USDA Child Nutrition programs.


FSIS National Residue Program Data - The "Red Book"

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Presents the FSIS National Residue Program (NRP) data by year. NRP is a multi-component analytical testing program for detecting residues (drugs, pesticides and environmental contaminants) in meat, poultry, and egg products.


China Health and Nutrition Survey

University of North Carolina. Carolina Population Center; National Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety; Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ready to use cross-sectional data from the 1989, 1991, 1993, 1997, 2000, and 2004 China Health and Nutrition Survey.


Health Poll Search - Kaisernetwork.org

Kaiser Family Foundation; University of Connecticut. Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.

Searchable archive of American public opinion questions on health issues.


Kids Count logo Kids Count

Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Offers four data systems that allow creation of free, customized data reports, including state-level data for nearly 100 measures of child well-being.


Factors Affecting the Macronutrient Intake of U.S. Adults (PDF | 251 KB)

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Study examines the intakes of five macronutrients-energy, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and fiber by focusing on the tails of the distribution of intakes instead of the mean.


National Center for Health Statistics logo FastStats A to Z

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Health Statistics.

Provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically.