Kosher and halal in the works for KU Dining

Department has worked with students to develop options.

Sept. 18—In the past two years, Muslim student have been working with KU Dining Services to make kosher food available. Now KU Dining Services is in the process of designing food selections to accommodate special dietary needs at Mrs. E’s for the next academic year.

Sheryl Kidwell, the assistant director of KU dining services, said they are trying to make it financially feasible and feasible to all the other customers. She said that overher 29 years at KU Dining Services, students have become more willing to try different cuisine.

Kidwell said KU Dining Services will conduct a survey and focus groups with students within the next few weeks to learn what students expect at the special dietary section. Tiechtel said students appreciate the respect and support of KU Dining Services and the openness of the University, especially since making kosher food requires a lot of effort.