Now, Muslim students can eat food prepared according to religious guidelines.

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) – Muslim students who attend Bradley University now have access to halal food service.

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The Peoria school says students can get sandwiches and pizza that meet Islamic preparation guidelines. University officials say the service will expand to include other foods, like hot dogs and chicken patties. The school estimates about 40 students benefit from the service. Muslim Student Association president Bilaluddin Mohammed met last summer with the school’s head of dining services, Ron Gibson, to start working on getting halal food.

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Mohammed says having the foods will make Muslim students feel comfortable and appreciative because they “were raised eating this way.” Gibson says offering foods familiar to multicultural groups helps with the school’s recruitment process. In August, Bradley University debuted a kosher food service.

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