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Webinar: Universal Meals Listening Session #1

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

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On October 5, 2021, the California Department of Education (CDE) hosted the first 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.

The webinar provided an overview of Universal Meals, answered frequently asked questions, and featured presentations from two School Nutrition Program Directors who discussed innovative ideas for operating a federal universal feeding model including the Community Eligibility Provision.


To view past recorded Town Hall webinars, go to the CDE COVID-19 Guidance in the Child Nutrition Programs web page and select the Webinars tab.

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