Nutrition is taken very seriously at Penn State. We strive to provide a menu selection that allows students to choose flavorful and nutritionally-balanced meals.
A menu committee, consisting of Food Services staff members and our Corporate Executive Chef, continually evaluates menu selections. Items are reviewed for their appearance, taste, nutritional value, and selling appeal. The committee also considers the logistics of offering the item. Nutritional information about all the menu items is available upon request.
Food Allergies and Intolerances
If you are living with a medically diagnosed food allergy or intolerance, you are not the only one on Penn State's campus. Helpful nutrition information is displayed in the dining commons. Entrée cards are supplied for each item served in the dining commons, complete with nutritional information about the food item, as well as allergen information. A nutrition assistant screens each recipe for five allergens: milk, wheat gluten, nuts, fish, and eggs. The following symbols are printed on entrée cards if the recipe contains the specific ingredient identified:
Allergy icons on the entree cards are displayed based on recipe ingredients. Cross-contamination with other allergens is possible since the facility receives other foods containing allergens that may not be noted on the entree cards. Further, some areas utilize the self-serve style of service in the dining commons.
Our bakery products are produced on equipment which also produces products containing peanuts, tree nuts, seeds, dairy items and/or dried egg powder.
The Berkey Creamery (which supplies numerous dairy products to the dining commons) produces products containing nuts. Inadvertent cross-contamination may be possible.
If you have a special dietary need due to a food allergy or intolerance, Penn State's Food Service is willing to help. Please contact Penn State Mont Alto Food Services at 717-749-6081 if you have any questions or concerns about your food allergy or intolerance.