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USDA’s Data Validation Service: A Cloud-Based Solution to Improved Verification Reporting

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                                                                              March 11, 2020

The USDA data validation service (DVS) is a set of data edit checks designed to improve the quality of school meal verification data. Hosted and maintained by USDA, the DVS is designed to work with existing state systems and is part of an ongoing, USDA effort to help improve program processes without increasing burden. The webinar will provide an introduction to the DVS project and broadly describe the steps that are required to make the data call to the application programming interface, or API. 

Successful completion of the webinar and quiz is awarded 1 SNA CEU or 1 CPEU for RNDs/NDTRs.


  1. Describe the ways that using the DVS benefits the integrity of USDA program data.
  2. Understand how the DVS works with existing State systems.
  3.  Know how to access USDA resources that detail how to code data calls to the API.

SNA CEUs: 1.0
Key Area 3000: Administration
Key Topic 3300: Financial Management
Subtopic 3320:  Record Keeping

CPEUs for RDNs and NDTRs
Activity Number: 153897

Suggested Performance Indicators

5.1.1 Demonstrates proficient use of technical operating systems and software to communicate and disseminate information; to collect, track and retrieve data; and to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
5.2.1 Integrates technology platforms with other internal and external services (e.g., risk management, disease management, data tracking and reporting).

Suggested Learning Need Codes
  • 8110: School foodservice
CPE Level: 1,2
SNA CDR Provider Number: AM007

Please note that you have the option to submit an evaluation on the quality of this conference directly to the Commission of Dietetic Registration. Email contact:

SNA CEUs and CPEUs are awarded after the successful completion of the post webinar quiz.

  • PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)


  • Janis Johnston, FNS

    Social Science Analyst at USDA Food and Nutrition Service

March 11, 2020
Wed 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 15M

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