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A Queens state assemblyman has made a new push to require kosher and halal meals in New York City schools.

As WCBS 880's Ethan Harp reported Sunday, free lunches are now the rules at city public schools. But State Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Queens) noted that nearly four out of 10 public school students are either Jewish or Muslim – and he believes a void is being left when it comes to serving them.

"No student should choose between being hungry and observing their religious observance," Weprin said.

Weprin has proposed a bill that would provide kosher and halal meals and expand the vegetarian choices for Hindu students.


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