Study Title:

MyPyramid Equivalents Database, 2.0 for USDA Survey Foods, 2003-2004: Documentation and User Guide.

Study Abstract

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans [1] form the basis for Federal nutrition policy and nutrition education activities in the United States. The MyPyramid Food Guidance System (MPFGS) [2] translates the Dietary Guidelines into guidance for consumers on daily amounts of foods and beverages from each food group to consume in order to meet their nutrient needs.

The MyPyramid Equivalents Database, 2.0 for USDA Survey Foods, 2003-2004 (MPED 2.0) translates the amounts of foods eaten in USDA’s What We Eat in America (WWEIA) survey, the dietary intake component of the NHANES 2003-2004 [3,4] into the number of equivalents for the 32 MyPyramid major groups and subgroups.

Study Information

Shanthy A. Bowman, James E. Friday, and Alanna J. Moshfegh

Full Study

https://www.ars.usda.gov/ARSUserFiles/80400530/pdf/mped/mped2_doc.pdf#Chapter10