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Muslim Food Groups: How to Improve Community Nutrition


While many Muslim individuals and families are focusing on their nutrition and trying to eat healthier, when it comes to our community events and gatherings, the nutritional aspect of the food we serve is severely lacking. How can we work to better our nutrition on a community level?By Shireen HakimAfter a stimulating evening lecture at an organized masjid in Orange County, California, I stopped by their burgeoning snack bar where halal dinner was advertised, my mouth watering.“We have pizza for the kids, or halal burgers for the adults,” the efficient hijab-clad volunteer informed me.“Oh, I try not to eat red meat often, and I am gluten-free for health reasons,” I said, disappointed.“There is chicken biryani.” She showed me the container dripping with oil.

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