Nutrition and Healthy Choices

We know you’re busy studying for exams, working jobs and internships, volunteering your time on and off campus, participating in sports and student organizations, and, of course, having fun with your friends! Your life is jam-packed with all of the things that contribute to a once-in-a-lifetime college experience. We’re here to fuel you up with nutritious foods that keep you going week in and week out.

Check out our NetNutrition Site for additional nutritional information.

Here’s how we incorporate healthy choices into our menus:



Our menus emphasize the use of fresh vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains. No matter what type of diet you follow — including those that incorporate dairy, meat and/or seafood — we encourage guests to eat more plant-based foods. We find that incorporating more plant-based selections in our everyday menus helps to build a foundation to healthier eating habits.


In addition to providing great tasting food, we offer menu items that will satisfy the variety of dietary needs of the campus community. A full line of nutritionally balanced dishes complements these offerings that balance fat, calories, and sodium, but still creates a naturally nourishing and fabulous-tasting meal.

Fresh Quality

Our food is made fresh and that makes a big difference when it comes to the quality and nutritional value. At our salad bar, we hand-cut our vegetables and make our dressings in-house using only trans fat-free canola oil. No MSG or food preservatives are added to any items produced in our kitchens. Fresh, organic, cage-free shelled eggs are available daily and cooked to order. We always use real dairy products – you won’t find an imitation in our dining locations. Our soups and sauces are made from fresh stock, which means they’re both more flavorful and naturally have less sodium. You’ll also have access to vegan and vegetarian options at every meal!

Individual Dietary Needs

Whether you’ve made a lifestyle choice or have specific dietary needs, it shouldn’t stop you from enjoying our food. We offer a variety of food options for special diets, including guests with food allergies and intolerances. It is of the utmost importance to us that you feel confident about eating our food.

We’re here to serve you, so please reach out to our management team about your needs and we’ll do our very best to meet them. We will be happy to assist you!

Duquesne Dining
600 Forbes Ave Student Union, Suite 333
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
(412) 396-1329