Health & Wellness

Have questions about nutrition or how to eat healthier, there are several resources available:

Speak with our Registered Dietitian

Bon Appétit has a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist on staff. Dan Connolly, RDN is available to speak with students who have general nutrition questions as well as those who have special dietary needs. Learn more about Dan.

You can also follow Dan on Twitter at #DansDailyDish.

FREE nutrition services offered at Campus Health and Student Health Service. Nutrition workshops for student groups are available upon request by Campus Health. Additionally, Student Health Service has two nutritionists on staff who provide:

  • General nutrition information including how to eat a healthy diet as a busy student.
  • Specific nutrition counseling for medical issues like celiac disease, lactose-intolerance, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc.
  • Specialized nutrition counseling for patients who have disordered eating patterns, have been diagnosed with anorexia or bulimia or have other concerns relating to these issues.

An initial nutrition evaluation at Student Health is a 60-minute appointment, follow-up visits are 30-minutes. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling 215-746-3535

Sick & Flu Policy

Getting the flu, or any variation of it, is no fun.

To support students on a dining plan who are sick, Penn Dining will have daily meals available for pick up at 1920 Commons, English House, Hill House, and McClelland.  Kosher meals must be picked up at 1920 Commons.

Request meals ahead of time to pick up meals:

Please contact the manager or chef, one meal period prior to pick-up.

Contact information is available in the Residential Dining section of this website.

If you cannot pick up a meal:

For students/staff with Gastro‐Intestinal symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach), it is important to stay hydrated. It may be difficult to leave your room if you have GI symptoms. If you are in isolation and staying in your room with GI symptoms, a student or staff member may request meals to be picked up by a roommate or a friend.

If you are picking up your own meals, e.g., if you do not have GI symptoms, or are not in isolation, please check-in at the cashier station.

If a friend or staff member is picking up isolation meals, that person will need to provide the name and residence of the ill student or staff member.  Three meal swipes will be debited to the ill student's account.  The individual picking up meals will receive three meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

If the student or staff member does not have a dining plan, a charge will be added to the ill student's bursar account.


For more information, click here.

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