The Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee talked about portion sizes at West Union during its Monday meeting.

Recent posts on the Fix My Campus Facebook page have complained about the amount of food West Union vendors serve, claiming that the sizes have declined since the beginning of the academic year.

Robert Coffey, director of dining services, explained that Duke Dining is planning an analysis of the menus and recipes for each venue to evaluate whether restaurants offer appropriate portions based on their recipes.

"We need to see these menus, and then we can really test and see what is really happening," Coffey said. "We know from industry standards what the portion sizes should be on most of the dishes, so it's not going to be where they can just tell us something and we would go with it—we have a base of knowledge already."

In other business:

DUSDAC and Duke Dining are in the process of designing a dining email blast for students, which will include new menu items, discounts and specials. In a meeting before Spring Break, DUSDAC decided to create a short survey to ask students how they would like to receive dining information and whether a regular email blast would be beneficial.

The committee, along with Duke Student Government, is also finalizing its list of food trucks for the food truck rodeo. In a prior meeting, sophomore Will Hardee, DSG senator for services, said the event would be held April 6.

The Freeman Center has started to offer a new student rate of $12.10 at its "all-you-care-to-eat Kosher buffet." Coffey said this option is gaining popularity among students.