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City public schools would have to serve halal and kosher meals to any student who requests them if a new bill becomes law, The Post has learned.

State Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Queens) has introduced legislation requiring public schools to offer food that meets a student's religious dietary restrictions.

"The city is much more diverse religiously now than it's ever been," Weprin said. "It's important that we honor and respect each other's religions."

Under an earlier proposal, kosher and halal food options would be offered in schools where more than 25 percent of the students requested them.


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