USDA Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies
Metadata Updated: November 15, 2017

FNDDS is a database that provides the nutrient values for foods and beverages reported in What We Eat in America, the dietary intake component of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Because FNDDS is used to generate the nutrient intake data files for What We Eat in America, NHANES, it is not required to estimate nutrient intakes from the survey. FNDDS is made available for researchers to review the nutrient profiles for specific foods and beverages as well as their associated portions and recipes. Such detailed information makes it possible for researchers to conduct enhanced analysis of dietary intakes. One example might be, looking across all breakfast cereals, what are the nutrient attributes of those most frequently consumed? FNDDS can also be used in other dietary research studies to determine the amounts of nutrients/food components in foods and beverages.