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FDP CNIPS Training

Food Distribution Program training information for the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System.

The Nutrition Services Division (NSD) is pleased to provide Food Distribution Program (FDP) training resources to assist you with implementation of the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS).

In addition to the integrated help feature in the CNIPS, training videos and a comprehensive FDP User Manual are available. For assistance, please contact the CNIPS Help Desk at 800-952-5609, option 6 or CNIPS@cde.ca.gov.

Recorded Training | User Manual

Recorded Training

This training includes software simulation or “how to” videos for the key components of the CNIPS. The software simulation videos are approximately five to fifteen minutes in length.

NOTE: These software simulation videos use Adobe Flash Player, providing an easy-to-use interface for learning the CNIPS. We recommend downloading the most current version of Adobe Flash Player to view these videos from Adobe Flash Player External link opens in new window or tab..

  1. Overview External link opens in new window or tab.
    This presentation provides an overview of the CNIPS project including system functions, implementation schedule, and training resources.
  2. Logging On External link opens in new window or tab.
    This video simulates how to initially log on to the CNIPS and change your password.
  3. Viewing and Printing Food Distribution Program Invoices
    This video simulates how to view and print FDP invoices for remittance in the CNIPS.
  4. Completing and Submitting the Contract Packet
    This video simulates how to complete and submit the Contract Packet component of the CNIPS for review and approval.
  5. Responding to Processing Surveys from the Food Distribution Program
    This video simulates how to respond to processing surveys from the FDP in the CNIPS.
  6. Ordering Commodities from the Food Distribution Program
    This video simulates how to order commodities from the FDP in the CNIPS.
  7. Responding to Commodity Surveys from the Food Distribution Program
    This video simulates how to respond to commodity surveys from the FDP in the CNIPS.
  8. How to Decline an Allocation
    This video simulates declining an allocation in the FDP module of the CNIPS.
  9. Shipping Inquiry
    This video simulates how to conduct a shipping inquiry in the FDP module of the CNIPS.
  10. State Distribution Center's Extended Storage
    This video simulates how to report on placing USDA Foods into the State Distribution Canter's extended storage in the CNIPs.
  11. Reporting on Shipment Overages, Shortages, and Damages
    This video simulates how to report on shipment overages, shortages, and damages in the CNIPs.

User Manual

FDP Sponsor User Manual (DOC; 2MB; Posted Oct-2010)

Questions:   Help Desk | CNIPS@cde.ca.gov | 800-952-5609 Option 6
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
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