Renewal of USDA National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program (NFNAP)

May 2023 Council

Lead Division/Office


Point(s) of Contact

Mary Evans

Executive Summary

Assessment of dietary intake is a required activity for many NIDDK-funded grantees conducting research focused on obesity surveillance, prevention, and treatment as well as dietary management of chronic diseases (i.e., diabetes, NAFLD, and chronic kidney disease). Once dietary intake is captured a variety of methods, analysis of the resultant data most often relies on the Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies (FNDDS) to determine the composition of a person's diet. The National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program (NFNAP) determines the foods and beverages and dietary components that should be included in the FNDDS. NFNAP is an on-going collaborative research project led by the USDA and executed with scientific support and funding from multiple Offices and Institutes of the NIH as well as the CDC and the FDA. This initiative will provide NIDDK co-funding to support the production of NFNAP data.