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Nutrition Services

Fiscal information to aid nutrition sponsors and to provide information about claiming meal reimbursements.
The California Department of Education (CDE) administrators the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), the School Nutrition Program (SNP), and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Once approved by the CDE to participate in these programs, each sponsor must submit a monthly claim for reimbursement via the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) to receive payment for meals served. Below are claim for reimbursement instructions, reimbursement rates, and printable forms for each program.

Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS)

The CNIPS is the CDE's web-based system for administering the Federal and State Nutrition Programs. The CNIPS provides sponsoring agencies with the opportunity to submit claims for reimbursement electronically in a streamlined, timely manner. For access to the CNIPS web page and electronic claim submission go to the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System site.

Reimbursement Rates

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care for children and elderly adults by making care more affordable for many low-income families. Each day, 3.3 million children receive nutritious meals and snacks through this federally funded program. This program also provides meals and snacks to 120,000 adults who receive care in nonresidential adult day care centers. The CACFP reaches even further to provide meals to children residing in homeless shelters, and snacks and suppers to youths participating in eligible after school care programs. California's CACFP is administered by the California Department of Education (CDE).

For specific details related to allowable operating and administrative costs, program income, and meals, please refer to the Child Care Centers or Day Care Home Sponsors Administrative Manuals or contact your field consultant. If the claim preparer has questions related to claim completion or payments, he or she may contact the Child Nutrition Fiscal Services Unit, 916-322-8304.

Claim Submission Information

Worksheets

School Nutrition Program (SNP)

The School Nutrition Program (SNP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions throughout the United States. Through this program, nutritionally balanced low-cost or free meals are served to more than 30 million children daily. The School Nutrition Programs consist of the following program types:  National School Lunch, School Breakfast, Special Milk, Meal Supplements, and Seamless Summer Feeding Option. California's School Nutrition Programs are administered by the California Department of Education (CDE).

For specific details related to allowable operating and administrative costs, program income, and meals, please refer to this link: School Nutrition Programs: Revenue and Costs or contact the field consultant for your sponsoring agency. If the claim preparer has questions related to claim completion or payments, he or she may contact the Child Nutrition Fiscal Services Unit, 1-800-952-5609.

Claim Submission Information

Year-End Claim Submission Information

Worksheets

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally assisted meal program that was developed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the California Department of Education (CDE). The SFSP was developed in order to provide nutritious meals in lower-income areas during the summer months to children who would normally be eligible for free and reduced-price meals during the regular school year. CDE reimburses participating agencies (sponsors) meals times rates for the operational and administrative cost of providing meals.

For specific program details please refer to the Summer Food Service Program Web page or contact the SFSP Program Specialist for your sponsoring agency at 800-952-5609. If the claim preparer has questions related to claim completion or payments, he or she may contact the Child Nutrition Fiscal Services Unit at 916-319-0771.

Claiming Submission Information

Worksheets

Analyst Directory

Directory of Nutrition Fiscal Analysts for Claims-related questions for the SNP, CACFP, and SFSP.

County No. County Name Analyst Name Analyst E-mail Phone
01
Alameda
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
02
Alpine
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
03
Amador
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
04
Butte
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
05
Calaveras
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
06
Colusa
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
07
Contra Costa
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
08
Del Norte
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
09
El Dorado
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
10
Fresno
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
11
Glenn
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
12
Humboldt
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
13
Imperial
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
14
Inyo
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
15
Kern
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
16
Kings
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
17
Lake
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
18
Lassen
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
19
Los Angeles, 0-9, A-E
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
19
Los Angeles, F-L
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
19
Los Angeles, M-Q
Kionna Howard
916-323-4027
19
Los Angeles, R-Z
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
20
Madera
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
21
Marin
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
22
Mariposa
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
23
Mendocino
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
24
Merced
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
25
Modoc
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
26
Mono
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
27
Monterey
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
28
Napa
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
29
Nevada
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
30
Orange
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
31
Placer
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
32
Plumas
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
33
Riverside
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
34
Sacramento
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
35
San Benito
Kionna Howard
916-323-4027
36
San Bernardino
Kionna Howard
916-323-4027
37
San Diego
Kionna Howard
916-323-4027
38
San Francisco
Kionna Howard
916-323-4027
39
San Joaquin
Kionna Howard
916-323-4027
40
San Luis Obispo
Kionna Howard
916-323-4027
41
San Mateo
Kionna Howard
916-323-4027
42
Santa Barbara
Kionna Howard
916-323-4027
43
Santa Clara
Kionna Howard
916-323-4027
44
Santa Cruz
Kionna Howard
916-323-4027
45
Shasta
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
46
Sierra
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
47
Siskiyou
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
48
Solano
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
49
Sonoma
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
50
Stanislaus
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
51
Sutter
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
52
Tehama
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
53
Trinity
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
54
Tulare
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
55
Tuolumne
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
56
Ventura
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
57
Yolo
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
58
Yuba
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
60
Out of State
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313

Additional nutrition information can be found on the California Department of Education Web Site

 

Questions: Child Nutrition Fiscal Services | 800-952-5609 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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