South High School is testing offering halal food options after a Muslim student's request, according to the school district's superintendent, Bill Heidenreich.

"I'm really happy that it happened," said SHS senior Fatima Moien, 17. "And I'm really shocked that it happened so quick."

Halal refers to what is permissible or lawful in traditional Islamic law, meaning that practicing Muslims can eat only meat that has been slaughtered in a ritual way, similar to some of the dietary restrictions of the Jewish kosher.

A pilot program of halal food options began last week at SHS, a junior-senior high school.

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