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FDP: Processing USDA Foods & Processing Surveys

The Food Distribution Program (FDP) Processing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods and Completing Processing Surveys online training.

Course Description

Do you want a better understanding of the processing component of the U.S. Department of (USDA) Agriculture Foods program? This training provides an overview of how to calculate the amount of USDA Foods to send to a processor and steps to complete the processor survey in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS).

  • Course Number: 860
  • Training Length: 37 minutes
  • Certificate: No
  • Target Audience: Food Service Director and Staff of State Cooperatives and Allocation Agencies
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: April 2016

Online Course

Referenced Resources

The following resources are referred to throughout this online course:


  • Crediting: 0.50 hour
  • Key Area: Nutrition (1000)
    • Training Topic: Menu Planning (1100)
      • Learning Objective: Plan for effective use of USDA Foods (1170)

For more information on crediting, access the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) web document Professional Standards Learning Objectives External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Additional Information

For more information on USDA Foods, visit the CDE Food Distribution web page.

Contact Us

For questions regarding the course content, contact Amy Bell, Child Nutrition Consultant, by phone at 916-322-5051 or by email at

Questions:   Amy Bell | | 916-322-5051
Last Reviewed: Thursday, March 16, 2023
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