Dearborn Public Schools now serve 100% halal meat

Posted at 6:59 PM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 09:47:31-04

DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) — It's a sweeping change for students in a local school district when it comes to the meat being served at school lunches.

“We are serving a fresher, higher quality & more cost effective meat,” says Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko.

Speaking publicly about his new menu for the school year, the superintendent says a decision to serve only halal meat isn’t about religion, as some have suggested.

Furthermore, he says that requests from a student advisory board led to the decision being implementing this year. While some parents are sharing support for the program, one who asked not to be identified tells us her children aren’t happy with the food, and want other options.

Halal food is free of harmful additives, and preservatives, and prepared in a traditional manner which is part of the Muslim faith.

For more information on what’s being served to students, click here.