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10/17/2008 new burst The Preparing a Dietary Analytic Dataset course has been approved for .2 CEUs. Please see the Continuing Professional Education page for more information on obtaining credit.
08/05/08 new burst The Survey Orientation course has been approved for .2 CEUs. Please see the Continuing Professional Education page for more information on obtaining credit.


Welcome to the NHANES Dietary Data Web Tutorial!  The National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed this tutorial to meet the growing needs of NHANES dietary data users.

This tutorial is one of several NHANES Tutorials that have been developed to promote broader and more proficient use of NHANES data.


Before you get started:

  • Check out the Dietary Data Tutorial Roadmap to orient yourself to the tutorial’s content.

  • Read the Introduction to find answers to frequently asked questions about NHANES dietary data and this tutorial.

  • Browse through the Logistics section to learn about the web layouts and templates used in the tutorial and find out the basic knowledge and skills you’ll need to use the tutorial.

  • Go to Technical & Software Requirements for information about what’s required to view the tutorials correctly and run the sample programs properly.  This section also is the place to go if you need help with technical problems.

  • Learn about the tutorial's Objectives and how you can earn Continuing Professional Education credits by completing this tutorial.


NHANES Dietary Data Tutorial Collaborators

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Disclosure Statement

CDC, our planners, and our presenters wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters.

Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

There was no commercial support received for this activity.


Page Last Modified: December 30, 2008

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