Catalogue of Surveillance Systems Resources

This page provides links to additional resources that may be of interest to childhood obesity researchers, such as summary statistics, nutrition program information, and obesity-related legislation.

| General
| Federal Nutrition Program Information
| Legislative Databases
| Other Catalogues

General

  • Child Trends Databank
    Child Trends
    Comprehensive summaries of key indicators of child and youth health from major child health surveillance systems.
  • ChildStats.Gov Key National Indicators of Well-Being
    Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
    Annual report on key national indicators of well-being related to children and families collected by agencies within the federal government.
  • Community Health Status Indicators
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Database of county-level health status indicators with report and spatial mapping tools, based on data from major health surveillance systems.
  • EarthStat
    University of Minnesota, McGill University
    Compilation of international datasets describing crop yield, vegetation coverage and climate-related factors; data can be downloaded or accessed via spatial mapping tools.
  • Farmers Market List
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service
    Directory of farmers markets throughout the United States with information on acceptable payment methods.
  • FedStats
    Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy
    Compilation of statistical data collected by agencies within the federal government as part of major surveillance systems.
  • Food Commodity Intake Database
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service
    A companion database to the Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals in which food intake is presented in terms of commodities (raw agricultural products) rather than foods consumed.
  • Food Desert Locator
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
    Maps, statistics, and data on low-income neighborhoods without easy access to a supermarket or large grocery store.
  • Food Environment Atlas
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
    County-level spatial statistics on food environment indicators, health outcomes, and community characteristics.

Federal Nutrition Program Information

  • Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Evaluation/Reporting System
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
    Qualitative dataset on program participants and staff in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, a federal technical assistance and training program designed to improve nutritional well-being at the individual and family levels.
  • Food Stamp Electronic Benefit Transfer Redemption Patterns National Database
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
    Dataset from a one-time sample of food stamp households, by state, using the Electronic Benefit Transfer Program; includes information on the time, place and amount of every purchase, household characteristics, and store characteristics.
  • Food Stamp Program Access Study Surveys
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
    Dataset from a one-time nationally representative sample of local food stamp offices concerning local office policies and practices, with additional information on participant household characteristics and participation decisions.
  • Program Operations Data
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
    Statistical dataset describing aspects of all major Food and Nutrition Service assistance programs, with state- and national-level data provided annually and monthly, respectively.

Legislative Databases

Other Catalogues