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We take nutrition seriously and strive to provide our students many options for flavorful and nutritionally balanced meals.

A menu committee, consisting of Housing and Food Services staff members, registered dietitians, and our executive chefs, continually evaluates menu selections 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're a Penn State student living with a medically diagnosed food allergy or intolerance, you're not alone. Helpful nutrition information is displayed in the dining commons. Entree cards are supplied for each item served in the dining center, complete with nutritional information about the food item, as well as allergen information. A dieitian screens each recipe for nine allergens: dairy, wheat/gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, sesame, soy, and eggs. Allergy icons on the entree cards are displayed based on recipe ingredients. You need to be aware, though, that cross-contamination with other allergens is possible since the facility receives other foods containing allergens that may not be noted on the entree cards.

Our bakery items are produced on equipment that also produces foods containing peanuts, tree nuts, seeds, dairy items, and/or dried egg powder.

If you have a special dietary need due to a food allergy or intolerance, Penn State's Housing and Food Services is here to help. Please contact Penn State Brandywine Housing and Food Services  or our registered dietitians if you have any questions or concerns about your food allergy or intolerance.