Yes, Penn State Campus Dining offers healthy and affordable food choices. The Live On nutrition site provides information about dietician tips and about the Pawsitive Choice program that is designed to help eaters find the better, healthier, “Pawstitive” choice.
The Student Affairs Healthy Eating and Nutrition page offers a number of resources to help students achieve healthy eating habits and maintain proper nutrition including free one-on-one nutrition counseling with registered dietitians and support services.
Residential Dining participated in University Wellness Days by offering special menu features and programming including “fuel for thought” menu items, virtual chef demos featuring local products from the Penn State Student Farm to promote sustainable dining and living, and menu options feature local ingredients such as Pennsylvania mushrooms.
The Registered Dietitian’s Office, which provides nutrition education and support for Campus Dining operations at all Penn State campuses that offer on-campus self-operated dining, provides menu item cards featuring an allergen icon identification system. In addition to allergen information, the cards will feature special diet indicators. Students and guests will be able to tell if a dish contains pork, is meatless, vegan, halal friendly, and/or gluten friendly.
Campus Dining’s menu website features special diet indicators (meatless, vegan, contains pork, halal friendly, gluten friendly), as well as full menus, allergen information, calorie content and other nutritional information.