Online Web Tool for Submitting Nutrient Data



USDA Child Nutrition Database

Online Web Tool for Submitting Nutrient Data

This tool is now open to collect new and updated data for CN19. The tool will collect data through Friday, December 5 for CN19, the next Release of the Child Nutrition Database. Any data entered after December 5 will be incorporated into CN20. The tool will no longer be closed in the transition period, but will remain open for data entry.

*Note: Currently, any item with a blank Value Type Code cannot be marked as discontinued. Users can go to Edit Product from the navigation bar, search for the item they wish to discontinue and update the record with the missing Value Type Code by selecting the appropriate check box. After the record is saved, the user can then return to the navigation bar to Mark Product as Discontinued, without receiving an error message.*

Welcome to the USDA Child Nutrition Database Online Web Tool for submitting nutrient data for foods offered in school meal programs. In order to access our website to submit or edit your nutrient data, follow these steps:

1. Set up a Level 1 USDA eAuthentication account by clicking the Register button. After you enter the requested information (name and address), a system generated email will be sent to the email address that you provide (in about 15 minutes). The email contains instructions on how to activate your account. Remember to keep your User ID and password.

2. Once your account is activated, return to this page and click the Sign In button to access the interactive website.

You can return to this page and start with the Sign In button at any time to check on the status of data you previously submitted online or continue working on saved data. Do not submit both online data and a paper form for the same food items.

RegisterSign In


Recommended computer configuration for using the USDA Child Nutrition Database Online Web Tool:

  • Any of the following browser versions or higher: Internet Explorer 7.0, Firefox 3.0, Chrome 3.0, Opera 10.0, Safari for Windows 4.0; or Safari for Macintosh 4.0;
  • JavaScript must be enabled;
  • Session Cookies must be enabled.

For technical assistance with accessing the CN Database Online Web Tool contact cndb@fns.usda.gov.