What’s In Food? How USDA’s FoodData Central and the Global Branded Food Products Database Supports Nutrition Research

Recorded August 30, 2023

IAFNS is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.5 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this recorded webinar until August 29, 2026.


Nutrition and dietetics professionals in research, policy development, academia, clinical practice, and food development rely on the availability of accurate, real time food data critical to their role in understanding the impact of food on health and disease.

The USDA Global Branded Food Products Database (GBFPD) is a component of USDA’s FoodData Central and the result of a Public-Private Partnership between USDA, IAFNS, GS1 US, 1WorldSync, NielsenIQ Label Insight and the University of Maryland.

The goal of the partnership is to enhance public health and the sharing of open data by complementing USDA Food Composition Databases with nutrient composition of branded foods and private label data provided by the food industry.

Attendees of this session will learn about the Global Branded Foods Product Database, including nutrient and data elements never previously available, and how they can use it to provide specific dietary guidance, more accurately link dietary intakes to disease measures and monitor key nutrients important to public health and policy.

Webinar Speakers:

Kyle McKillop, MS, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA

Alanna Moshfegh MS RD, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA

Trish Zecca, MS, IAFNS – Moderator

Commission on Dietetic Registration Performance Indicators:

5.1.1 Demonstrates proficient use of HIT and informatic tools to communicate, disseminate information, collect, track, and retrieve data, and create documents and presentations.

5.1.8 Finds and evaluates online information sources using appropriate search engines and databases.

6.2 Collects and interprets research data to advance knowledge and practice, and to enhance effectiveness of services.

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