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Child Nutrition Database Release 17

Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin
Purpose: Policy, Action Required, Beneficial Information
To: School Nutrition Program Sponsors Number: USDA-SNP-24-2013
Attention: Food Service Directors and Business Officials Date: September 2013
Subject: Child Nutrition Database Release 17
Reference: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Policy Memo SP 52-2013
Supersedes: Management Bulletin USDA-SNP-08-2011

This Management Bulletin (MB) announces the release of Child Nutrition Database 17 (CN 17) and provides guidance to School Nutrition Program (SNP) sponsors. 


The CN 17 is an integral part of the nutrient analysis software approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for use in the SNPs.


The USDA expects software companies with USDA-approved computer programs to incorporate CN 17 into their products and to make the new version available to current users no later than November 8, 2013. Any SNP sponsors who do not receive an update should contact their software company. All new and updated nutrient information will be included with the next annual springtime release of the Child Nutrition (CN) Database.

Please note that the following programs have been removed from the list of USDA-approved software:

The CN 17 is now available on the Healthy Meals Resource System Web page at Software companies with USDA-approved computer programs are required to update their software using CN 17.         

A list of USDA-approved software programs is available on the Healthy Meals Resource System Web page at

For questions regarding this MB, please contact Stephanie Enright, Child Nutrition Consultant, School Nutrition Programs Unit, by phone at 916-323-0122 or by e-mail at

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
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