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Powerful Partnerships & Engaged Communities
The Build Your Base program is made possible through a collaborative partnership between the South Dakota Beef Industry Council, Sanford Health, and the Sanford Sports Science Institute.
Community FocusedOur focus is on helping and arming local communities with the information and resources to support the health and efforts of their local athletes.
Recipes & Meal PlansNo more guess work! Gain access to simple to follow, easy to make beef powered recipes and meals plans that support athletic performance and recovery.
Actionable AdviceWe are committed to giving athletes, their families, and coaches tips and strategies that they can put into action to perform better and be healthier.
Evidence BasedWe are committed to providing athletes in our programs with up to date, evidenced based tips and strategies, for using protein to support muscle growth and recovery.
Nutrition SupportOur engaged Build Your Base community combined with regional and nationally renowned experts, provides the support needed so every athlete can succeed.
Performance & HealthHelping student athletes eat to perform better on the field and court is second to helping them gain the nutrition skills needed to be healthy throughout their life. We are committed to both!
The Partnership Behind Build Your Base with Beef
South Dakota Beef Industry CouncilThe South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) serves as a trusted resource and recognized leader within the beef industry; striving to continuously share accurate, evidence-based information about beef and the process of raising a safe, nutritious, high-quality beef product. The SDBIC works on behalf of South Dakota's beef farmers and ranchers to ensure consumers are informed and feel connected to the beef community.
Sanford Sports Science InstituteThe Sanford Sports Science Institute (SSSI) serves as a trusted resource and recognized leader in conducting research, assessing athletes, providing the educational information on safe and appropriate exercise, training, and sports participation, and developing guidelines and policies. The SSSI helps athletes stay healthy and achieve their goals by making research driven services and cutting-edge technology accessible.
What College Strength Coaches are Saying
At the Collegiate level, the program focuses on supporting Sports Dietitians and Strength & Conditioning coaches to give them the tools needed to help their athletes succeed in the weight room, in competition, and beyond!
"The 'Build Your Base with Beef' program have become an integral part of our approach to power-fueled performance training at South Dakota. The information is science based, gym proven, and most importantly, easily infused into the behaviors of our Coyote student athletes.”
Head Strength Coach
University of South Dakota
"The Build Your Base with Beef program has truly been a Game changer for us. We have been able to provide our student athletes with practical and important nutritional education strategies that they can implement on a regular basis. These strategies along with the high quality protein provided for post workout nutrition has allowed our student athletes to train hard and recover for the next session or practice. Additionally, the high quality protein supports their efforts in the class room."
Assistant AD, Head Strength Coach
South Dakota State University
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