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MyPyramid Equivalents Database (MPED)

Description

MyPyramid is a Department of Agriculture (USDA) website offering personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help the public plan and assess their food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The MyPyramid Equivalnts Database (MPED) translates the amounts of food eaten in USDA's What We Eat in America (WWEIA), the dietary interview component of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), into the number of equivalents for the 7 MyPyramid major groups and the corresponding subgroups (a total of 32 food-groups).

Supplier

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA/ARS)

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Selected Content

MPED includes the number of MyPyramid equivalents that are present in 100 grams of foods in the Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies associated with WWEIA and NHANES for each of the 32 MyPyramid groups, as well as dietary intakes in terms of the 32 food-group equivalents.

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Methodology

For information about the development and construction of MPED, please see: MyPyramid Equivalents Database 2.0 for USDA Survey Foods, 2003-2004: Documentation and User Guide. Available at: {link:10143}.

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References

http://www.mypyramid.gov. Accessed August 13, 2010. http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Place/12355000/pdf/mped/mped2_doc.pdf and related web pages. Accessed August 13, 2010.