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 Apps for Healthy Kids: Data Source

Apps for Healthy Kids logoOn September 29, 2010, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, and White House Chief Technology Office Aneesh Chopra announced the winners of the Apps for Healthy Kids competition ― part of the First Lady's Let's Move! campaign.

USDA press release
USDA video

Congratulations to all the winners for their wonderful and hard work!

Category: Games

Grand Prize Winner ($10,000) TRAINER, Team Leader David Villatoro
Runner Up ($4,500) ― FITTER CRITTERS, Team Leader John Ferrara
Honorable Mention  ($1,000) ― SMASH YOUR FOOD, Frιdιric and Marta De Wulf
Popular Choice Winner ($4,500) ― FOOD BUSTER, Aaron and Jesica Coleman
Corporate Recognition Award ― FOOD HERO, Ben Reis and the HealthySocial Team (Children's Hospital Boston)
GE Healthymagination Student Award ($10,000) ― TRAINER, Team Leader David Villatoro (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA)

Category: Tools

Grand Prize Winner ($10,000) ― PICK CHOW!, Team Leader Karen Laszlo
Runner Up ($4,500) ― PAPAYAHEAD, Team Leader Dean Jenkins
Honorable Mention  ($1,000) ― THE SNACK NEUTRALIZER, Jeffrey Schwartz
Popular Choice Winner ($4,500) ― TONY'S PLATE CALCULATOR, John and Ana Blackwell
Corporate Recognition Award ― HUNGRY HIKER BUILD-A-MEAL, Team Leader Ian Holtum (Denver Museum of Nature and Science)
GE Healthymagination Student Award ($10,000) ― WORK IT OFF!, Team Leader Trishan de Lanerolle (Trinity College, Hartford, CT)

The information below was made available for the Apps for Healthy Kids competition and remain here as historical documents.

This page contains the USDA Nutrition Dataset required for the Apps for Healthy Kids competition. (And some very helpful FAQs!)

This page also contains the optional Source Code (and installation directions).

Note: You may also optionally use any other data set found at


tomato USDA Nutrition Dataset XML*/ XLSX* (These are the same as the dataset found on

[Note: The required USDA Nutrition Dataset is part of a larger USDA dataset called the Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies (FNDDS). Use of the 3.0 version of this larger dataset is also acceptable as the required dataset. The FNDDS 3.0 dataset can be downloaded here.]
Frequently Asked Questions for the USDA Nutrition Dataset PDF 
UPDATED MAY 11, 2010


eggplant MyPyramid Planner Source Code ZIP* [password: Mypyr@midPl@nner]
orange Installation Directions for the MyPyramid Planner Source Code PDF / TXT
For additional data sets, visit

* The files are in ZIP folders and can be unzipped using WinZip.

Let's Move! logo                           Apps for Healthy Kids logo                                      USDA logo

Last Modified: July 11, 2013 11:03 AM