This fall, a new kosher and allergy-friendly dining station called Pure will open at the East Food District in Findlay Commons at University Park. The menu will feature kosher food options that meet Jewish dietary guidelines, and will be free of such common allergens as dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, gluten and sesame.
Penn State Residential Dining will be serving a Mardi Gras-themed meal on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at every dining commons at University Park. A jazz group will also be incorporated at South Food District in Redifer Commons during the specialty meal. The Mardi Gras meal will be available at all five buffet-style commons, allowing students a wide array of all-you-can-eat options.
Eggplant parmesan, Korean barbecue tacos, chicken cacciatore or teriyaki vegetable stir-fry? With these kinds of options, what to eat for dinner is inevitably on the minds of many Penn State students.
FoodPro software helps manage almost every aspect of food service at Penn State: ordering, recipes, inventory and helping to predict how much food to make on which days.
When Campus Dining chefs and managers visited her kitchen, Sadhna Agrawal found herself repeating the same suggestion, "Don't be afraid to use more spices." She says American food often uses only pinches and sprinkles. In her home country of India, recipes call for spices by the spoonful.
Fresh Express, a popular dining area in the Findlay Dining Commons, is stepping up its healthy selection to meet the demand of students looking for wholesome options and nutritious menu items.
This fall, Penn State Campus Dining will begin collecting polystyrene and working with the Office of Physical Plant, the Campus Sustainability Office and Dart Container Corporation to have it recycled into reusable products.
Staff in Residential Dining at Penn State's University Park campus have a busy summer, serving those on campus, preparing for an influx of students for the fall semester and, this year, reopening the renovated Pollock Dining Commons.
"Get Fit Penn State" is a campus-wide campaign to improve student health by promoting nutrition and fitness in the campus' dining commons. Student nutrition assistants from Penn State Food Services and HealthWorks have teamed up to provide weekly activities and special events to help students along their journey to a healthier lifestyle.
Healthy eating is as popular as ever at Penn State. These days, students are always searching for the healthiest options for their daily diets, and Penn State's University Park campus is planning to not only heighten awareness of existing options but enhance them.
Starting this fall, Pollock and Findlay Dining Commons will be offering gluten-free items for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This fall semester, Simmons Hall is packing a healthy punch. With a menu featuring a large assortment of healthy options, students will be able to take a break from burgers and pizza, and enjoy fresh, hearty meals that they can feel good about.
It's the end of an era at Penn State -- the chicken cosmo is heading south. On April 4, all dining commons will be serving the famed chicken cosmo sandwich for the last time.