Parents make children wear ‘halal only’ signs after school serves wrong food

It is a shame that the families beliefs weren’t being reminded of at lunchtime and the school had poor communication over this. I personally think making the children wearing a badge is unnecessary but perhaps a packed lunch would suit them better?! Vegetarians and children with food intolerances sometimes have to make do with an alternative to avoid unfortunate events.


Picture shows l-r Mohammed Talib 4, Khadija Khan 5 and Tayyeba Khan 3, whose mother Henna Khan 29 has had to resort to putting a 'Halal Only' badge on her children before they go to school to ensure they are not given non Halal school meals. See copy RPYHALAL. A Muslim family have sent their kids to school with "Halal only" signs stuck to their chests in protest at their daughter being served non-Halal food on at least SIX different occasions.Dismayed dad Talib Hussain said he was willing to accept the mistake the first time five-year-old Khadija Khan was given the wrong meal, but he has lost confidence that the school will prevent similar mistakes from happening again.This week, Khadija, and her siblings Mohammed Talib, four, and Tayyeba Khan, three, went to Woodside Academy, in Bradford, West Yorks., with the bold message taped to their uniforms to highlight the problem. / Steven Schofield Mohammed Talib 4, Khadija Khan 5 and Tayyeba Khan 3, with their mother Henna Khan, 29 (picture: Ross Parry/Steven Schofield)

Three children from a Muslim family have been sent to school with ‘Halal only’ signs stuck to their chests after they were served non-halal food.

Talib Hussain claims that his children were served the food on at least six occasions and the school has now been forced to apologise.

Woodside Academy in Bradford, West Yorkshire, has said it is sorry for the mistake which Mr Hussain says amounts to negligence.

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Talib and wife Henna Khan, of Bradford, had written to the school last spring after daughter Khadija, five, was served non-halal food three times for school dinner.

She was also offered ham and crackers in a classroom and sent home with a bag of jelly sweets, which contains gelatin not allowed…

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