At A Glance
- Provides links of FICRCD to national dietary surveys, allowing the amounts of various commodities consumed by different age, sex, income, and ethnic groups to be estimated.
- Provides links of FICRCD to economic databases, allowing the cost of commodities such as fruits, vegetables, milk, cheese, and yogurt to be computed, and the types and amounts of retail commodities that may be purchased for a healthful diet to be estimated.
To convert foods consumed in national dietary intake surveys to commodities at the retail level in the United States (U.S.).
Foods reported on the 24-hour recalls in What We Eat in America (WWEIA), the dietary intake component of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).
Began in 1994. Conducted periodically. Most recent year conducted was 2007-2008.
Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Alanna Moshfegh, Research Leader
Food Surveys Research Group,
FICRCD has been developed for the foods reported in the following dietary surveys:
• Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals 1994-1996 and 1998 (CSFII 1994-1996 and 1998)
• National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2000 (NHANES 1999-2000)
• What We Eat In America, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2001-2002, 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008
Database, not a survey.
FICRCD includes the amounts of 65 retail-level commodities present per 100 grams of survey foods. Four major steps are involved in converting survey foods back to respective amounts of commodities: (1) disaggregation of survey foods to ingredients, where necessary, (2) assignment of food ingredients to retail commodities, (3) conversion of foods to retail commodities by using appropriate conversion factors, and (4) determination of the amounts of each of the 65 commodities present per 100 grams of each survey food.
Learn more about the sampling design.
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|Conversion factors used to convert the amounts of foods as consumed to retail level commodities.||N/A|
|Foods in each commodity.||N/A|
Data Access and Cost
Obtain data online through the FICRD website.
Free of charge.
The commodities are grouped into eight major categories: Dairy Products; Fats and Oils; Fruits; Grains; Meat, Poultry, Fish and Eggs; Nuts; Caloric Sweeteners; and Vegetables, Dry Beans and Legumes.
These data have been linked to Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII 1994-1996 and 1998), National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey , (NHANES 1999-2000) and What We Eat In America, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2001-2002, 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008