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FDP: How to Complete an Allocation Order

The Food Distribution Program (FDP) How to Complete an Allocation Order online training.

Course Description

Would you like a better understanding how to order U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods through the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS)? This training provides an overview and demonstration of how to place an allocation order in the CNIPS and is intended primarily for Allocation Agencies and State Co-op members; however, it can provide some clarity for any participant of the FDP.

  • Course Number: 887
  • Training Length: 18 minutes
  • Certificate: No
  • Target Audience: Food Service Director and Staff
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: July 2016

Online Course

Referenced Resources

The following resource is referred to throughout this online course:


  • Crediting: 0.25 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 California Department of Education 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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