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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) administers 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 further information and access to the CNIPS trainings, visit the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System web page.

Reimbursement Rates

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) 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). In California, this program provides nutritious meals and snacks to more than 500,000 children in day care homes and child care centers each day, as well as to more than 100,000 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.

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 the CACFP Specialist for your sponsoring agency. If the claim preparer has questions related to claim completion or payments, they may contact the Child Nutrition Fiscal Services Unit, 1-800-952-5609.

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. In California, nutritionally balanced low-cost or free meals are served to more than 4 million children each day through this program. The School Nutrition Program consists of the following program types, administered by the California Department of Education (CDE):  National School Lunch, School Breakfast, Special Milk, Meal Supplements, and Seamless Summer Option.

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 SNP Specialist for your sponsoring agency. If the claim preparer has questions related to claim completion or payments, they 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 Specialist for your sponsoring agency. If the claim preparer has questions related to claim completion or payments, they may contact the Child Nutrition Fiscal Services Unit at 1-800-952-5609.

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
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
02
Alpine
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
03
Amador
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
04
Butte
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
05
Calaveras
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
06
Colusa
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
07
Contra Costa
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
08
Del Norte
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
09
El Dorado
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
10
Fresno
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
11
Glenn
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
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
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
17
Lake
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
18
Lassen
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
19
Los Angeles, A-C
Christina Battles
916-327-8646
19
Los Angeles, D-I
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
19
Los Angeles, 0-9, J-N
Wesley Wong
916-319-0771
19
Los Angeles, O-S
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
19
Los Angeles, T-Z
Madison Seydel
916-323-4027
20
Madera
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
21
Marin
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
22
Mariposa
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
23
Mendocino
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
24
Merced
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
25
Modoc
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
26
Mono
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
27
Monterey
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
28
Napa
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
29
Nevada
Jackie Quenga
916-322-8313
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
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
36
San Bernardino
Justin Studevan
916-322-8304
37
San Diego
Madison Seydel
916-323-4027
38
San Francisco
Madison Seydel
916-323-4027
39
San Joaquin
Madison Seydel
916-323-4027
40
San Luis Obispo
Madison Seydel
916-323-4027
41
San Mateo
Madison Seydel
916-323-4027
42
Santa Barbara
Madison Seydel
916-323-4027
43
Santa Clara
Madison Seydel
916-323-4027
44
Santa Cruz
Madison Seydel
916-323-4027
45
Shasta
Christina Battles
916-327-8646
46
Sierra
Christina Battles
916-327-8646
47
Siskiyou
Christina Battles
916-327-8646
48
Solano
Christina Battles
916-327-8646
49
Sonoma
Christina Battles
916-327-8646
50
Stanislaus
Christina Battles
916-327-8646
51
Sutter
Christina Battles
916-327-8646
52
Tehama
Christina Battles
916-327-8646
53
Trinity
Christina Battles
916-327-8646
54
Tulare
Christina Battles
916-327-8646
55
Tuolumne
Christina Battles
916-327-8646
56
Ventura
Christina Battles
916-327-8646
57
Yolo
Christina Battles
916-327-8646
58
Yuba
Christina Battles
916-327-8646
60
Out of State
Christina Battles
916-327-8646

Additional information can be found on the California Department of Education Nutrition web page.

Questions: Child Nutrition Fiscal Services | 800-952-5609 
Last Reviewed: Friday, December 4, 2020
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