Providing you with healthy options is something your dining team proudly does every day. We help you select delicious, nutritious and satisfying meals, snacks and desserts by highlighting well-balanced menu choices and providing nutritional information and tips to help you make choices that fit your needs.
Simple Servings is a dedicated food station absent of gluten and eight of the nine most common allergens that collectively represent approximately 90% of all food allergies: milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts and sesame. Simple Servings offers fin fish as an added protein option. All preparation, food storage and cooking equipment at the Simple Servings location will always be entirely allergen-free.
Simple Servings will add to the expansive variety present in the College's Wood Dining Commons and allow students and guests with allergies the ability to socialize and dine with others while maintaining the safe environments and food choices they need to thrive at Muhlenberg. The lunch and dinner menus will change daily and include well-balanced meals incorporating assorted proteins, starches and vegetables.
Dining staff assigned to the Simple Servings location will receive allergen training. Knowledgeable and attentive employees, under the direction of the executive chef, will be available to discuss ingredients and answer questions, helping students navigate this new dining destination. Staff across the dining services team will also receive training on how to assist students in any location on campus who may be at risk of an acute allergic reaction.
The new Simple Servings station will be installed during the summer of 2023 and will debut in August when the Class of 2027 arrives on campus.
Are you allergic to any foods? Have a gluten intolerance? Our culinary team can assist you with your special dietary requirements. Please contact our campus dietitian to discuss your dining needs- find her contact link below. Currently we offer a wide variety of products designed for those with allergies. In areas of the food gallery including the self-serve stations, please don't hesitate to ask a chef or manager if you'd like something customized or for us to bring something new out for you to minimize cross-contact. We'd be happy to help!
Our team is dedicated to educating our staff on food allergy standards. Our supervisors, managers and sous chefs are AllerTrain certified and trained to use the campus stock epinephrine. We also hold regular training throughout the year for our employees.
For more information about allergen-friendly dining at Muhlenberg, download our brochure.
To contact our dietitian directly, please send her an email at email@example.com
If you need assistance regarding a medical concern with your meal plan, contact Disability Services.
To contact the Student Health Center Director, please call (484) 664-3199.
Being well and eating well means becoming aware of choices and making the right decisions to achieve a better today and a better tomorrow. Your dining team is committed to offering you a wide range of options for a healthy dining experience. From recipes that include the most nutritious mix of ingredients to offering educational resources for positive lifestyle habits, healthy options are the result of a team dedicated to advancing the well-being of the entire campus community.
Another important part of our focus on health and wellness is the use of seasonal menus, featuring fresh and healthy ingredients - many of which are grown by local or regional farmers. Every season has its own unique produce that is showcased in delicious signature dishes to highlight the distinct flavors and natural appeal of seasonal items.
For students who have special dietary and nutritional needs we have informational resources and customized menus to address your needs. These menus meet our strict standards, without sacrificing flavor, texture or presentation.
Nutrition icons make it easy to identify healthy choices.
Look for these nutrition icons on the foods being served on your campus to help you meet your dietary needs or desires. If you need assistance finding the right types of foods for you, please reach out to your on-campus manager or chef.
If you have additional dietary questions, please contact us so we can help! We have registered dietitians ready to answer your questions and help you make healthy choices.
Our Registered Dietitian, Tori Martinez, adds another dimension to our dining program by working with our campus community to encourage healthy lifestyles and to help individuals become more comfortable in their dining environment. She has a passion for guiding herself and other individuals toward total body wellness with emphases on food and nutrition. Tori works closely with our Disability and Health Services teams to ensure the health and safety of our students with medical needs. She recommends you check out our daily menus online or on our Everyday App. Come meet Tori at one of her regular special events in Seegers Union, or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a variety of gluten-friendly items across campus that can accommodate customers with foods that are free from gluten-containing ingredients and protected against cross-contact with gluten. Look for our gluten-friendly pantry near Chef's Table which features gluten-friendly offerings such as desserts, bread, and appliances such as a toaster and microwave. If you need help navigating or have a question, don't hesitate to ask a chef or manager.
Menu items with the vegetarian icon contain no meat, fish or poultry, or any meat products such as soup base. Our vegetarian offerings meet the needs of lacto-ovo vegetarians and may include eggs and/or dairy products.
Vegan offerings contain no meat, fish, eggs, milk or other animal-derived products such as honey.