Dining Services Nutrition Information


Penn College employs a part-time registered dietitian to provide assistance to students with food related concerns and problems. If you have a food allergy or specific issue, please contact Sharon to set up an appointment.


  • Sharon Berger, Registered Dietitian
  • LEC, Rm. A137
  • 570-320-2400, ext. 7282

Message from Sharon

When trying to eat healthy, size up your portions.  Dietary Guidelines for Americans form the basis of  MyPlate .  My Plate was launched by the USDA this past Spring and replaced the Food Guide Pyramid.  The serving sizes in MyPlate are applicable to Americans over age 2 with emphasis on daily servings of food within the 5 food groups listed.  Keep in mind, Oils and Empty Calories are now listed as “related topics”.   In other words, the Fats, Oils, and Sweets group isn’t considered a “food group” anymore. 

Portion It:

For vegetables, fruit, dried fruit, beans, rice, pasta, cereal, yogurt, shredded cheese: ¼ Cup = 1 large egg; ½ Cup = 1 small computer mouse; 1 cup = one 3 inch baseball

For milk and juice: 1 cup = ¾ can soda; ½ cup = 4 ounce carton

For meat, poultry, or fish: 3 ounces = standard size deck of cards

For nuts, seeds, oil, salad dressing, and spreads: 2 tablespoons = 1 roll 35mm film (yes, the old style film that needs developed); 1 tablespoon (1 ounce) = 1 nine volt battery

For cheese: 1 ½  ounces = 2 nine volt batteries

Healthy Menu Choice:  Tortellini soup, Cajun salsa baked fish, California blend vegetables

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