Organize and Understand The Foods You Eat
MyFoodData provides free tools to help you find a better diet. (formerly was founded in 2008 becoming a trusted source of nutrition information for over 120 million visitors from all around the world.

MyFoodData provides nutrition data tools and articles to help you organize and understand the foods you eat.

Where is the data sourced from?

Nutrition information on is sourced from the USDA Food Data Central.

We make every effort to ensure the quality and accuracy of the data we report. Every page with nutrition information will link back directly to the USDA data source.

See the official documentation for more information on the USDA data.

Health claims on the website have citations with appropriate scientific studies in the references section of the articles. In cases where scientific studies conflict, the health claims have been noted as controversial to alert readers.

Free Nutrition Data Tools

A core mission of is to provide easy to use and understand nutrition data tools. Here is what we have created so far: now releases the USDA data in a flat spreadsheet file format for public use. Find out more here.

Who works on MyFoodData?

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Paul House
Founder and Data Analyst
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from North Carolina State University. He then went on to work as a data scientist for a health-care quality improvement company. There he helped analyze data for scientific studies. Paul is responsible for data analysis, programming, and maintaining the tools for Paul is a health analyst who believes that many diseases can be prevented through proper nutrition and is passionate about empowering people with tools to organize and understand the foods they eat.
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Daisy Whitbread
Certified Nutrition Writer
Daisy Whitbread BSc (Hons) MSc DipION is a fully qualified nutritionist also trained in nutritional therapy. After her undergraduate degree in Anatomy and Physiology, she studied a Masters degree in Nutrition at King's College, London, one of the leading nutrition departments in the United Kingdom. She then studied Nutritional Therapy for three years at The Institute of Optimum Nutrition, London. Her areas of specialism include weight management, meal planning, and improving energy levels.
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Namibia Torres
Nutrition Technology Advisor
Namibia holds a Masters Degree in Nutrition Science and Policy from Tufts University. She later worked as a research coordinator for various nutrition studies, where she specialized in nutrition interventions using mobile technology, and became an advisor to cutting edge health apps. Namibia currently works in web development and brings her expertise of tech to nutrition.

Who uses this site?

This site is intended for both the general public and health professionals who want to create meal plans and lists of foods for dietary guidance.

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The information on is not intended to replace the consultation of a nutritionist or other certified health provider, but it is intended to inform readers so they can have a more constructive conversation with their health professionals.

There are many contradictions and controversies in the field of nutrition, this website is intended to inform the reader so that he/she can make the best decision for their health.

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