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The Child Nutrition Database Release 27 (CN27) is Now Available

Published: 51 days ago
" The CNDB is a required database for nutrient analysis software approved by USDA for use in school meals.
The Child Nutrition Database, Release 27 (CN27) is now available. The CNDB is a required database for nutrient analysis software approved by USDA for use in school meals. 

Action Steps for Nutrient Analysis Software Companies 
To maintain USDA approval, software companies must submit their nutrient analysis software updated to include CN27 and certification of compliance software to the USDA Software Evaluation Team by Tuesday, July 9, 2024. Instructions for submitting software to USDA is being provided directly to software companies. CN27 is also available on the CNP Approved Nutrition Software PartnerWeb Community. 
FNS recommends that companies update their software for their customers by the start of their school year, if possible. If you have questions about CN27 or if you are a new company seeking approval, please contact the USDA Software Evaluation Team at cnpntab@usda.gov

Action Steps for State Agencies, School Food Authorities (SFA), and Local Schools:
After July 9, 2024, State agencies, SFAs, and local schools should verify with their nutrient analysis software company that the software includes the most current version, CN27, of the Child Nutrition Database (CNDB). 
To view the CN27 release memo to the State agencies and Regional Offices:
For the PDF version, click here
For the Word version, click here


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