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Every year, high school graduates head off to college to start their freshman year. Their success at their respective universities hinges upon many factors, including their diet habits. As education and health become increasingly hot topics in modern American society, one must investigate the link between college students’ livelihoods and university dining services. My metabolic disorder, phenylketonuria (PKU), necessitates a strict low-protein diet and therefore posed a concern when I began my career at Marquette University. To examine Marquette University Dining Services, I interviewed three people, analyzed menu information provided online, and compared Marquette’s program with another university’s program. I learned Marquette has made improvements since my freshman year, but it can improve even further. In this project, I propose several ideas to enhance Marquette’s dining services, which ultimately will enrich the health and livelihood of many students on campus, whether or not they require dietary accommodations.

Publication Date

Spring 2012


A poster and paper completed for English 3210. Access to this poster and paper is available at Marquette University only.

Marquette University Dining Services: Accommodations for Students with Special Dietary Restrictions