A group of students eats lunch in the Cafe Metro dining room at Penn State Greater Allegheny


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

A menu committee, consisting of Food Services staff members and our corporate executive chef, 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 commons, complete with nutritional information about the food item, as well as allergen information. A dietitian screens each recipe for five allergens: milk, wheat gluten, nuts, fish, and eggs. Allergy icons on 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.

Some products from the Berkey Creamery (which supplies dairy products to the dining commons) contain nuts, and inadvertent cross-contamination is possible.

If you have a special dietary need due to a food allergy or intolerance, Penn State's Food Service is here to help. lease contact Penn State Greater Allegheny Food Services at 412-675-9100 if you have any questions or concerns about your food allergy or intolerance.