This article examines the effects of the new food and beverage standards in a representative sample of 56 California high schools during the first year of implementation. Researchers found that the majority of high schools met the standards for beverages, while none of the schools that sold competitive foods were 100% adherent with the nutrient-based standards for foods. The authors conclude that adherence to beverage standards appear easier to achieve than food standards, due in part to the way the standards were written.