Date: January 27, 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 second webinar – WHAT WE EAT IN AMERICA (WWEIA), NHANES – Dietary Database – Resources and Results is presented by Donna Rhodes, MS RD, Nutritionist, Food Surveys Research Group, USDA. This webinar will prepare you to use NHANES data by covering the files, structure, and accessibility of USDA’s Food and Nutrient Database, Food Patterns Equivalents Database, and WWEIA Food Categories. The first webinar describes the dietary data collection and the USDA’s multiple-pass method, and the third webinar discusses dietary analysis using WWEIA data.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 6.2.2, 12.2.2, 12.2.7
- Understand USDA’s Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies, the Food Patterns Equivalents Database, and WWEIA Food Categories -- files, structure, and accessibility -- to support understanding and analysis of What We Eat In America dietary intake data
- Locate summarized dietary data tables and research briefs useful for dietetic research and practice
Donna Rhodes, MS, RD
Food Surveys Research Group, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA
Donna Rhodes is a Nutritionist with the Food Surveys Research Group where she has worked for 21 years. She plans and conducts research using data from What We Eat in America, NHANES and prepares publicly released data tables summarizing nutrient intakes, food consumption, and meal patterns of the U.S. population. She oversees updates to USDA’s Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies, as well as the WWEIA Food Categories. Ms. Rhodes also conducts research focusing on validating the USDA Automated Multiple-Pass Method, the 5-step 24-hour dietary recall instrument used in What We Eat in America, NHANES. Other research interests include assessing sodium intakes and food sources of sodium in the diets of Americans. Before joining the Food Surveys Research Group, she was involved in the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)-Sodium Study. Ms. Rhodes received her Master of Science in Nutrition from the University of Maryland and her Bachelor of Arts in Home Economics Education from Florida State University.