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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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FoodLink products are archived upon release of new databases, tools, or summary tables. The files in this archive are offered for those interested in maintaining a historical record.

Databases

Pyramid Servings database for USDA Survey Codes Version 2.0 (PyrServDB_v2) (released 2004)

This database has been replaced with the MyPyramid Equivalents Database for USDA Survey Food Codes, 1994-2002 Version 1.0 (MyPyrEquiv_v1) released October 2006.

Version 2.0 of the Pyramid Servings Database provides:

  • servings data using recommended sizes from the USDA Food Guide Pyramid 
  • Pyramid Servings food data files containing the number of Pyramid servings per 100 grams of food by 30 Pyramid food groups
  • Pyramid Servings intake data files for What We Eat In America, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2000; NHANES 2001-2002; and the Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals 1994-96, 1998
  • Revised servings data for lean meat, grams of discretionary fat, and added sugar
  • complete documentation on how the database was developed
  • food descriptions, data formats, and model programs to join the servings data with food intake

Download the database files:
fddata.exe
pyr_iff.exe
pyr_tot.exe
rt32.exe
rt42.exe

For current servings database click here.

Pyramid Servings database for USDA Survey Codes Version 1.0
(released 2000)        (download)

This database has been replaced with the Pyramid Servings Database for USDA Survey Food Codes Version 2.0 (PyrServ_v2) released December 2004.

Version 1.0 of the Pyramid servings database provides:

  • servings data created using recommended sizes from the 1992 USDA Food Guide Pyramid
  • Pyramid servings food data file containing the number of Pyramid servings per 100 grams of food by the 30 Pyramid food groups
  • data for all food codes except baby foods and infant formulas from the Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII) 1994-96, 1998 food coding database
  • database documentation
  • model programs to join the servings data with food intake

For current servings database click here.

Tables

Pyramid Serving Intakes in the United States 1999-2002 and 1994-1998

These summary intake tables update those previously released in Table Set 1.1 (see below).  These new tables provide intakes of Pyramid servings for 30 food groups for individuals 2 years of age and older and compare them to recommendations in the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. Data from the Pyramid Servings Database for USDA Survey Food Codes Version 2.0 were used to produce these tables:

Table Set 3.0 pdf: Pyramid Serving Intakes in the United States 1999-2002, 1 Day.

 

 

 

 

Table Set 2.0 pdf: Pyramid Serving Intakes in the United States 1994-96, 1998, 1 Day.

Pyramid Servings Intakes in the United States 1994-96, 1998, 2 Days

The summary intake tables pdf in Table Set 1.1 update those previously released in Table Set 1.0 (see below). These new intake estimates were created using servings data from the Pyramid Servings Database for USDA Survey Food Codes Version 2.0 (PyrServDB_v2) which has improved estimates for servings of meat, discretionary fat, and added sugar. It is recommended that users use the most recent Pyramid serving intake estimates available. However, this table set is provided as a reference so the impact that the new method used in PyrServDB_v2 has on Pyramid serving intakes can be seen by comparing estimates from Table Sets 1.0 and 1.1.

Pyramid Servings Intakes by U.S. Children and Adults 1994-96, 1998:
CNRG Table Set 1.0 (released 2000)

The summary intake tables pdf in Table Set 1.0 compare food intakes from the 1994-96, 1998 Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII) to servings recommendations in the 1992 USDA Food Guide Pyramid. The results include:

  • two day average Pyramid servings intakes calculated using data from Pyramid Servings Database for USDA Survey Food Codes Version 1.0
  • comparison of intakes to Pyramid servings recommendations by specific meal patterns and ages, including servings recommendations for young children 2 to 6 years old
  • summary tables for 18,071 individuals 2 years old and over, by 21 selected sex and sex-age groups
  • summary tables for single year sex-age groups for 5,437 children 2 to 5 years old and by combined groups for 1,423 children 6-9 years old
  • flexibility for reporting contributions for dry beans and peas to either the meat and meat alternate group or to the vegetable group

Tools

Pyramid Serving Search Version 2.0  (PyrSrch_v2) (released 2005)

Pyramid Search Version 2.0 is a run-time-only Microsoft Access application that searches the food data files from the Pyramid Servings Database for USDA Survey Food Codes version 2.0. Results can be viewed online and saved as ASCII data files. The saved files include the selected Pyramid food data records, documentation of search criteria, and food descriptions. Search criteria include selection for survey period (1999-2002 or 1994-1996, 1998), Pyramid group, USDA food code, and/or words to describe foods.

If Microsoft Access 2000® is installed on your PC download pyrsrch_v2.exe (~4 MB)

If Microsoft Access 2000® is NOT installed on your PC download pyrsrch_v2rt.exe (~48 MB). This will also install the Microsoft Access 2000® runtime software.

To Install Pyramid Servings Search Version 2.0 remove any previous installation of PyrSrch then locate and execute the file downloaded. Once installed, click "Start" -> "Programs" -> "Pyramid Serving Search" -> "Pyramid Serving Search" to run PyrSrch

Pyramid Servings Search Version 1.0 (PyrSrch_v1) (released 2000)

Note: This version of Pyramid Search contains servings food data from the Pyramid Servings Database for USDA Survey Food Codes Version 1.0 (released 2000). PyrSrch_v1 provides data for food codes used in surveys conducted between 1994 and 2000. Version 2 of this search tool will provide results based on the Pyramid Servings Database for USDA Survey Food Codes Version 2.0. Data in PyrSrch_v2 will support all surveys from 1994 to 2002 that use the USDA food codes and provide more accurate estimates of meat, discretionary fat, and added sugar servings.

Pyramid Servings Search Version 1.0 is a run-time-only Microsoft Access application that searches the Pyramid Servings Database for USDA Survey Food Codes. Results can be viewed on-line and saved as ASCII data files. The saved results include a data subset of the records from the Pyramid Servings Database, as well as files containing food descriptions and documentation of the search criteria. Searches can be completed on specific Pyramid food groups, USDA food codes, and/or words used in food descriptions.

If Microsoft Access 2000® is installed on your PC download pyrsrch.exe (~4 MB)

If Microsoft Access 2000® is NOT installed on your PC download pyrsrchrt.exe (~48 MB). This will also install the Microsoft Access 2000® runtime software.

To Install Pyramid Servings Search Version 1.0 remove any previous installation of PyrSrch then locate and execute the file downloaded. Once installed, click "Start" -> "Programs" -> "Pyramid Serving Search" -> "Pyramid Serving Search" to run PyrSrch.


 

Last Modified: 10/23/2013
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