Every year the NCC Food and Nutrient Database is updated to reflect the dynamic marketplace and the needs of NDSR users. Here are the major updates to the Database made this past year:
- Drained solid amounts will now be available as an amount conversion for many canned fish, fruits and vegetable products. Foods that are entered by weight may now have the option to choose “after draining” or “before draining”. Example: Beans, black, canned, drained, regular – 15 oz “before draining” is equal to 1.68 cups, whereas, beans, black, canned, drained, regular 15 oz “after draining” is equal to 2.47 cups. Please note that not all canned foods will have this option.
- For coffee beverages, food specific units (FSU’s) have been added to include short (8 fl oz), tall (12 fl oz), grande (16 fl oz), venti (20 fl oz), shot or solo (1 fl oz), and double or doppio (2 fl oz)
- DHA milk and coconut beverages are now available as variable ingredients for certain foods, such as mashed potatoes.
- Omelet and scrambled egg selections have now been updated and the choices have been streamlined.
- The Dietary Supplement Assessment Module (DSAM) database has been updated with the NHANES 2011-2012 Dietary Supplement Database and NCC maintained supplements.
- Nutrient updates in USDA Standard Reference (SR) 26 have been incorporated.
- Non-nutrient updates (e.g., densities, food specific units (FSU), etc.) along with many food and nutrient updates in USDA SR 27 have been added.
- Updated partial food categories from the USDA Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies (FNDDS) 2011-2012, including eggs, legumes, fruit, fats and sweets.
- Numerous food categories have been updated to better reflect the products available in the marketplace. Updates include:
- The following commercial entrée brands: Lean Cuisine, Pillsbury, Stouffers, Weight Watchers
- The following fast food restaurants: Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Taco John’s, White Castle
- Artificial sweeteners
- Egg substitutes
- Numerous categories of snacks (e.g., chips, pretzels, party mixes, popcorn, etc.)
If you have any questions about the software upgrade process or wish to discuss whether upgrading at this time is right for your study, please contact NCC User Support.