Students following a halal or kosher diet can purchase a supplemental meal plan to buy prepackaged meals that meet those dining requirements

Students following a halal or kosher diet can purchase a supplemental meal plan to buy prepackaged meals that meet those dining requirements.

UCLA pilot of kosher and halal meal plans fails

A supplemental plan offering halal and kosher prepackaged lunch and dinner options didn’t receive enough participation to warrant keeping the option.

Any successful business has to innovate to keep up with changing customer demands. As the saying goes, however, sometimes the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. That was the case at UCLA recently.

As its population continues to diversify, UCLA decided to pilot a new supplemental meal plan geared toward students who follow kosher and halal dietary laws.

“We want to be as inclusive to our population as possible,” says Charles Wilcots, associate director for U

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