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Webinar: Universal Meals Listening Session #3

Information about requirements and best practices for implementing the California Universal Meals Program in school year 2022–23.

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On January 11, 2022, the California Department of Education (CDE) hosted the third Universal Meals Listening Session webinar for school food service operators, chief business officials, and community partners, providing an opportunity for schools and community partners to learn more about the California Universal Meals Program (Universal Meals).

The webinar provided information on the impact Universal Meals will have on federal provision requirements, answered frequently asked questions, and featured a presentation from one food service director who discussed innovative ideas for implementing the community eligibility provision.


To view past recorded Universal Meals Listening Sessions, go to the CDE COVID-19 Guidance in the Child Nutrition Programs web page and select the Webinars tab.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please email UniversalmealsSY22@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, July 11, 2023
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