Survey

Primary Sponsor; Frequency of Data Collection

Population

Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS) (CDC, 2006b)

CDC; ongoing

Ages 0 to 5 years

School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study (SNDA) (USDA, 2001)

USDA; 1991–1992

1998–1999

Elementary and secondary schools

School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS) (CDC, 2006f)

CDC; 1994 and 2000; conducted in 2006

Elementary, middle/ junior, and senior high school levels

School Health Profiles (SHP) (CDC, 2004)

CDC; biennial (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004)

Middle/junior high school and senior high school levels

Youth Media Campaign Longitudinal Survey (YMCLS) (CDC, 2006g)

CDC; annual

Ages 9 to 13 years

Youth Risk Factor Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) (CDC, 2006h)

CDC, 1991 to present; every 2 years

Grades 9 to 12

Longitudinal Surveys

National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) (CDC, 2006d)

MCHB and NCHS; January 2003– July 2004

Ages 0 to 17 years

National Survey of Early Childhood Health (NSECH) (CDC, 2006e)

MCHB and AAP; February–July 2000

Ages 4 to 35 months

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) (DoL, 2006)

U.S. Department of Labor; 1979, 1997

Ages 12 to 16 years

NOTE: AAP = American Academy of Pediatrics; BMI = body mass index; CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; MCHB = Maternal and Child Health Bureau; NCHS = National Center for Health Statistics; SFA = School Food Authorities; and USDA = U.S. Department of Agriculture.



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