food codes for rice include sodium from salt added in cooking; this might partially explain the high contribution to sodium, since rice without salt added is naturally low in sodium.
Both of the Beltsville center databases (SR and FNDDS) provide a foundation for multiple USDA consumer-education products.
California entertainment software and game developer David Villatoro and his team downloaded the FNDDS database for use in their first-place submission in the "Game" category, a product called "Trainer."
The new vitamin D values will also be part of the Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies, or FNDDS
. The BH-NRC's Food Surveys Research Group uses FNDDS
to process and estimate people's nutrient intakes based on results from national dietary survey data collections.
To identify the top 10 ranked food categories contributing to sodium consumption, each of the approximately 7,000 food codes in FNDDS was assigned to one of approximately 100 food categories, based on the customary use and consumption of foods in the diet.
Fifth, nutrient information on specific brands is limited in FNDDS. Finally, the sodium contribution of foods and beverages excluded sodium consumed from salt added at the table (an estimated 5%-6% of total consumption) and from supplements and medicines (<1% of total consumption), resulting in underestimate of total sodium consumption (4,17).