Melissa Hendricks, Penn State Food Services Registered Dietitian

Registered Dietitian's Office

The Registered Dietitian’s Office consists of two registered dietitian nutritionists.

The office supports Campus Dining operations at University Park and other Campus Dining-operated campuses across the Commonwealth.

Penn State’s Registered Dietitians are responsible for the following key areas:

Nutrition

  • Develops nutrition standads and monitors compliance
  • Handles nutritional and wellness programming for all Penn State food service operations
     

Support

  • Ensures accurate nutrition and allergen information is available for all food items served by maintaining the nutritional database in the FoodPro software system
  • Supervises and trains student nutrition assistants
  • Responds to customer requests, concerns, and special needs with accurate and timely follow-up
     

The nutritionist reports to the registered dietitian and is responsible for the following areas:

Education

  • Hires, trains, and supervises student nutrition assistants
  • Conducts nutrition and wellness programming for Penn State food service operations
  • Assists with food allergen training and education
     

Support

  • Responds to customer requests, concerns, and special needs regarding food allergies, intolerances, and other dietary needs
  • Helps maintain accurate nutrition and allergen information for customers
     

Contact Information

Registered Dietitian’s Office
18 Housing and Foods Service Building
University Park, PA 16802
foodallergies@psu.edu
Phone: 814-863-3420