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.
Our 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 Plans
No more guess work! Gain access to simple-to-follow, easy-to-make beef powered recipes and meal plans that support athletic performance and recovery.
We are committed to giving athletes, their families, and coaches tips and strategies that they can put into action to perform better and be healthier.
We 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.
Our engaged Build Your Base community combined with regional and nationally renowned experts, provides the support needed so every athlete can succeed.
Performance & Health
Helping 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!
What Strength Coaches are Saying
The Build Your Base program supports 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!
Clete McLeodHead Strength Coach
University of South Dakota
The Build Your Base program has 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.
Nate MoeFormer Assistant AD, Head Strength Coach
South Dakota State University
The Build Your Base 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.
Derek Van BlarcomStrength & Conditioning Coordinator
Black Hills State University
The Build Your Base Program has been instrumental in helping our student athletes improve their dietary, training, and recovery habits. Being able to give our student athletes a lean protein source immediately post workout is a huge advantage in starting the recovery process and helps us recover before our next training session. Not only is the beef great, but the educational resources have been huge for helping educate our Black Hills state student athletes on not only nutrition but hydration and sleep as well. Our program is on the rise thanks to the help of the Build Your Base program!
Jim KramerAssistant Athletic Director of Athletic Performance - Football
North Dakota State University
Our long-standing investment in nutrition for student-athletes at North Dakota State University has led our teams to championship levels of success. The Build Your Base program fits this winning approach by providing our student-athletes with practical nutrition education materials to improve performance on the athletic field as well as providing them with skills for after the athletic field. High-quality beef protein provided after workouts supports a food-first approach to fueling their bodies.
Want to Get Involved? Apply Now!
We are always looking for communities, colleges, and universities that want to collaborate to help educate and improve the nutrition of their athletes.Apply Now