Healthy Eating

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.

Are you allergic to any foods? Have a gluten intolerance? All students with special dietary needs are required to register with Disability Services. Once you have done so, our culinary team can assist you with your special dietary requirements. 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 each employee. 

For more information about gluten-friendly dining at Muhlenberg, download our brochure.

To contact our dietitian directly, please send her an email.

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.

Gluten Friendly Icon Vegan Icon Vegetarian Icon

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, Susan Hurd, 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 leading a healthy lifestyle and empowering people of all ages to reach their healthiest potential through food and nutrition. Sue works closely with our Disability and Health Services teams to ensure the health and safety of our students with medical needs. She is an AllerTrain™ certified master trainer providing ongoing food allergy education to our dining team to help ensure safe and delicious foods for our customers with food allergies and Celiac disease. Sue recommends you check out our daily menus online or on our Bite App. Come meet Sue at one of her regular special events in Seegers Union, or contact her at Want to see what Sue is working on around our area? follow her on Instagram @campusdietitian_sue

Download Bite!

Bite App LogoMuhlenberg's Dining App tells you what's on the menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Know the items, their ingredients, and more - including calories and nutritional info! 

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After downloading, search 'Muhlenberg'.

Gluten Friendly Icon 

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.

Vegetarian Icon 

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 Icon 

Vegan offerings contain no meat, fish, eggs, milk or other animal-derived products such as honey.