A New York bill that would require public schools in the state to offer plant-based, kosher and halal menu items in their cafeterias has been reintroduced.
A03923 would mandate the availability of a plant-based option, halal option and kosher option for every meal and snack offered in school.
If passed, schools would have to begin providing the meals the school year after the bill is signed into law. The meals would be offered at no extra cost, and students and their guardians would have the chance to opt into those meals at the start of the school year and twice again during the year.
The bill has been referred to the Committee on Education.