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MyPyramid Equivalents Database for USDA Survey Food Codes
Version 1.0 New Product

Five separate downloads are required to obtain all of the files in this database:

 1. MyPyramid equivalents food data -

includes the number of MyPyramid equivalents per 100 grams of food, food descriptions, data formats, model programs, database documentation, and a ReadMe.txt

2-5. MyPyramid equivalents intake data - each download includes one of the intake files, database documentation, and ReadMe.txt

Separate downloads are necessary because of the size of each MyPyramid equivalents intake data file (2-23 MB). Each download is a self-extracting executable file. Once downloaded and executed, the contents of the download are extracted into the "C:\MyPyrEquivDB_v1" directory created on your hard drive when the first download is extracted (see readme.txt file for complete directory tree).

The files "ReadMe.txt" and "doc.pdf" (the database documentation file) are included in each download. If more than one downloaded file is extracted, "ReadMe.txt" and "doc.pdf" will be overwritten, not duplicated.

Download Instructions

The five MYPyrEquivDB_v1 download files are:

Download
File
Approximate
Size
Description/Content
 
Myfddata.exe 1 MB

MyPyramid equivalents food data (number of equivalents per 100 grams of food), data formats, database documentation, model programs, ReadMe.txt

Mypyr_iff.exe 9 MB

Number of MyPyramid equivalents provided by each food eaten per individual for the What We Eat In America, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001-2002 and the NHANES 1999-2000 (SAS format), database documentation, ReadMe.txt

Mypyr_tot.exe 2 MB

Daily MyPyramid equivalents intakes per individual for the What We Eat In America, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001-2002 and the NHANES 1999-2000 (SAS format), database documentation, ReadMe.txt

Myrt32.exe 23 MB Number of MyPyramid equivalents provided by each food eaten per individual per day for the Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII) 1994-96, 1998 (SAS format),
Myrt42.exe 6 MB

Daily MyPyramid equivalents intakes per individual for the CSFII 1994-96, 1998; also, the average daily number of Pyramid servings per individual with intakes for 2 days (SAS format), database documentation, ReadMe.txt

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Database for Analyzing Dietary Sources of Nutrients Using USDA Survey Food Codes

This database can be downloaded as a single, self-extracting executable WinZip® data file. Once downloaded, execute the WinZip® file to extract the Dietary Source Nutrient data into a self-created dietary source nutrient database directory "C:/DSNdb_1". (download instructions)

Download the Dietary Sources Nutrient Database  (~3 mb)

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Download instructions:

Initiate download:

  • Netscape users - Using the mouse, left click on the name of the desired download file to bring up the "save as" dialogue box.
  • Internet Explorer Users - Using the mouse, right click on the name of the desired download file to bring up the "save target as" dialogue box.

Select a destination directory in which to save the download file.

  • After the download is complete, use "Windows Explorer" or "My Computer" to go to the destination directory and find the downloaded data file.
  • Double click on the downloaded data file to extract the database files into the designated directory.

Read the "readme.txt" file (using any ASCII text viewer) for information on what is included in the database.


Last Modified: 10/23/2013
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