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External Data Request Form

Nutrition Services Division

Before submitting a data request with Nutrition Services Division (NSD) Data Management Unit (DMU), please check the California Department of Education (CDE) Food Programs web page and the CDE Data and Statistics web page for reports and specific data available to you. Please note that the DMU does not release student-level data or small geographical unit data. The normal turnaround time for completing data requests is 10 business days and reports are sent in Excel format by email unless you indicate otherwise in your request. All information gathered is kept anonymous. While identifying information is requested, its purpose is to enable us to contact you if further information is necessary to complete your request. All questions are required unless noted "optional," if you have questions or comments about this form, please email the DMU at
 Information from person completing this form:
 Is the organization considered a media-related agency?
 All data requests by the media must be processed through the CDE Communications Office by phone at 916-319-0818 and there is no need to move further in completing this form.
 Requestor type:
 What is the intended purpose for this data? (Select all that apply.)
 Which of the following program(s) are you requesting data? (Select all that apply)
 What level of detail do you want in your final dataset? (Select all that apply)
 What year(s) of data are you requesting?
 Related to the previous request above, select the appropriate year requested:
 What type of meal data are you requesting? (Select all that apply.)
 What type of agency(ies) do you want included in your dataset?  (Select all that apply.)
Note: Some agency types are exclusive to a program.
Once you select the Submit button below, your data request will be sent and you will be redirected to the CDE main web page. The DMU assigned analyst will contact you if more information is needed or email your results when complete.