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Universal Meals are in California!

All public school children in California can eat school meals – totally free of charge! School meals support student learning and health. Universal meals, where all students can eat school meals for free, have been shown to improve student diet quality, academic performance, attendance, and to reduce food insecurity. See below to learn more about school meals.

Fact Sheets

This fact sheet provides in-depth information on school nutrition standards, how California’s universal meals program will work, and challenges facing school food service directors.

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Fact Sheet Santa Clara County

Fact Sheet Santa Clara County - Spanish

FAQ for Parents & Caregivers

See answers to frequently asked questions about the healthfulness of school meals, how students access meals, and what families can do to support a healthy school nutrition environment.

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FAQ Santa Clara County

FAQ Santa Clara County - Spanish