Nutritional data and information source, and Healthy Eating Research Guidelines rank for each food available from the USDA Foods programs for households (TEFAP, FDPIR and CSFP; 2022)
The table shows all data collected and analyzed to evaluate the nutritional quality of the foods available from three United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods programs for households: The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), in fiscal year 2022.
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The list of all unique foods available from the three USDA Foods programs for households (i.e., TEFAP, FDPIR, and CSFP) (N=152) for fiscal year 2022 (October 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022) was obtained through the USDA website. The nutritional information for each food was obtained using the following sources: USDA’s “Product specifications and requirements”; USDA’s Food Data Central (FDC); USDA Food in Schools Product Information Sheets; USDA “Purchase Award Description reports” (PCA) for the fiscal years 2020-20225 to identify vendors; vendor’s website; USDA’s FDC SR Legacy and Global Branded Food Products databases; websites of retailers; food banks; food pantry; or USDA Food and Nutrition Service. The foods available from USDA Foods programs for households were ranked using the Healthy Eating Research (HER) Guidelines for the Charitable Food System. Foods were categorized into a three-tiered system (i.e., choose often/green; choose sometimes/yellow; choose rarely/red) based on levels of saturated fat, sodium, and added sugar per serving, and presence of whole grains. References: 1. FNS Nutrition Programs | Food and Nutrition Service. Accessed June 24, 2022. https://www.fns.usda.gov/programs 2. Product Specifications & Requirements | Agricultural Marketing Service. Accessed June 24, 2022. https://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food/product-specs 3. FoodData Central. Accessed June 24, 2022. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/ 4. USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets | Food and Nutrition Service. Accessed June 24, 2022. https://www.fns.usda.gov/usda-fis/usda-foods-product-information-sheets 5. Purchase Programs: Solicitations & Awards | Agricultural Marketing Service. Accessed June 24, 2022. https://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food/solicitations 6. Schwartz MB, Levi R, Lott M, Arm K, Seligman H. Healthy Eating Research Nutrition Guidelines for the Charitable Food System. Healthy Eating Research; 2020. https://healthyeatingresearch.org/
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