USDA Launches New Food Information System

April 9, 2019

Consumers now have access to an online data system that includes nutrient profiles on a variety of foods.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has launched FoodData Central. Managed by the ARS at the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center and hosted by the National Agricultural Library. It provides links to relevant agricultural research data from multiple sources,

This site enhances transparency about the sources of nutrition information, provides data based on the latest scientific research and is representative of the marketplace.

The constantly changing and expanding food supply is a challenge for those who are interested in using food and nutrient data. Including diverse types of data in one data system gives researchers, policymakers, and consumers a key resource for addressing vital nutrition and health issues.

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