Date: February 3, 2021
Time: 1 - 2 pm (Central time)
The Research Dietetic Practice Group is sponsoring a 3-part webinar series about Understanding and Using National Dietary Data: What We Eat in America, NHANES. The third webinar – WHAT WE EAT IN AMERICA (WWEIA), NHANES – Dietary Analysis - Practical Pointers covers the files, structure, and accessibility of WWEIA data and examines data files set-up for statistical analysis and practical pointers for data analysis. The first webinar covers data collection in WWEIA, the USDA’s automated multiple-pass method, and WWEIA data pointers. The second webinar covers the files, structure, and accessibility of USDA’s Food and Nutrient Database, Food Patterns Equivalents Database, WWEIA Food Categories, and WWEIA data results.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 6.2.2, 12.2.2, 12.2.7
- Understand WWEIA data files, structure, and accessibility
- Examine data files set-up for statistical analysis and practical pointers for data analysis
Suzanne Morton, MPH, MBA
Nutrition Research Scientist, American Society for Nutrition
Contractor, Food Surveys Research Group, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA
Suzanne Morton is a Nutrition Research Scientist with the American Society for Nutrition and works as a contractor in the Food Surveys Research Group. She conducts research and updates ingredients, portion weights, and nutrient profiles of food and beverages in the USDA Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies used in What We Eat in America, NHANES, and conducts research using this data. She first used WWEIA data to complete her master’s thesis in epidemiology, analyzing adherence to the DASH diet among people with and without diabetes, and has conducted research on snacking patterns and sources of food and beverages in U.S. adults. Prior to joining ASN, Ms. Morton conducted research and analysis of health care services at the National Committee for Quality Assurance. She also has experience in health promotion and consumer products marketing. Ms. Morton earned a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from George Washington University, a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Virginia.