Beginning in school year 2022-2023, California will become the first state to implement a statewide Universal Meals Program for school children. California's Universal Meals Program is designed to build on the foundations of the federal National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). Nutrition Policy Institute researcher Wendi Gosliner shared preliminary results of how the school nutrition community has implemented the meal programs during the 2021-22 school year and how they are thinking about this new program at a webinar hosted by the California Local School Wellness Policy on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Results were collected from a February 2022 survey of just over half of California's school food service directors. This project was funded by the California state legislative office.