Organize and Understand The Foods You Eat
MyFoodData provides free tools to help you find a better diet. (formerly started in 2008 becoming a trusted source of nutrition information for over 120 million people worldwide.

MyFoodData is a publishing company that presents nutrition data from trusted sources like the USDA Food Data Central.

Our mission is to empower all people to live a healthier live by organizing and understanding what they eat.

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
Nutritionist (MSc DipION)
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. Daisy 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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Dr. Patricia Shelton
Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Dr. Patricia Shelton, MD, is a full-time medical communicator and educator. She holds a Doctor of Medicine degree as well as a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience, both from the renowned University of Washington in Seattle.
Dr. Shelton is dedicated to empowering people with the information they need to improve their health and well-being. In addition to her work as a medical writer and reviewer, Dr. Shelton also teaches anatomy and physiology at the college level, and is the author of The Yoga Doctor.
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Dr. Thomas Kutner
Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Dr Kutner obtained his Medical Doctorate (M.D.) from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Prior to that he earned a Bachelors in Science (B.Sc) in Biology from Temple University. Dr. Kutner completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. His interests within Cardiovascular medicine include Preventative Cardiology, Lipidology, Cardiac Imaging, and Electrophysiology.
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Dr. Nicolette Natale
Physician (D.O.)
Dr. Nicolette Natale is a physician (D.O.) with 6+ years of experience in psychology and medical research. Dr Natale obtained her Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from Nova Southeastern University. Prior to that she obtained her Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc), Medicine from State University of New York at Farmingdale. Dr Natale is passionate about using preventative medicine and holistic care to optimize her patients' health.
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Belle Lee
Product Designer
Belle is a product designer that led the design of the new dashboard interface at She has extensive experience in marketing and branding in ed tech and is passionate about learning more ways to live healthy while helping others achieve the same goal. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from University California, Berkeley and studied at Harvard Graduate School of Design.
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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.

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 scientific studies in the references section of the articles. In cases where scientific studies conflict, the health claims are noted as controversial to alert readers.

Who uses this site?

MyFoodData is intended for both the general public and health professionals. We provide tools to plan meals and lists of foods for dietary guidance.

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What People Are Saying

"Your app is incredible!!! I'm so glad I found it. I am getting educated on what's in my food.”

Susan G.

" I was diagnosed with stage 3b of CKD! I set about reading all I could find about a condition that was completely unfamiliar to me. It was my frantic and desperate search for ANYTHING on phosphorus content of foods that brought me to With the help of MyFoodData, I could adjust amounts, so I could fit in the 5 nutrients for which I am now to keep below certain limits. I cannot imagine how many hours it would have taken me every day, time that I was not sure I had, to figure out my food intake.”

Melissa A.

"I have very strict limits on protein and potassium. I use the Daily Food Log to plan, log, revise, and record everything I eat. It's enabled me to meet my targets.”

Bruce B.

"I was diagnosed as being an Oxalate stone maker and was told I had to focus recording on my daily salt, added sugars, protein, and calcium intake to reduce the chances of getting more stones. The task was overwhelming…I started to manually record every morsel of food that I consumed to keep track of my daily goals and it would take 3-4hrs maybe more than that a day. When I came across in my quest to find a site that would keep me on track I was elated! Myfooddata not only has an enormous database of food but I could input my own food choice brands that I use on a regular basis and I could create recipes and daily meal plans I could input with just a click…breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. It calculates the nutritional info I chose for my needs. This program has been for me a God send. I am so grateful for Paul (the heart behind this program) he made my life so much easier and so much healthier.”

Paula W.

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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.