BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State Athletic Department has been awarded a $30,000 sports nutrition partnership grant from Dairy West.
Boise State is one of six organizations with which Dairy West has partnered in an effort to educate student-athletes about the importance of fueling for performance while highlighting dairy foods as an optimal fuel choice.
“This grant continues to connect our interdisciplinary approach to developing our student-athletes,” Boise State Director of Sports Performance, Olympic Sports Tyler Whitmer said. “Sports nutrition is an integral part of helping to improve our student-athletes physically, mentally and emotionally.”
The education component of the partnership includes team talks with student-athletes, one-to-one nutrition counseling, grocery store tours and cooking demonstrations. The funding also allows for greater collaboration and support from a multi-disciplinary team, including dietitians, physicians, physiologists and mental health experts.
“Partnering with performance teams to support athletes is exactly the reason dairy farm families are passionate about our sports nutrition programs,” Dairy West health and wellness manager and sports nutrition lead Jaclyn St. John, a registered dietitian nutritionist, said. “Dairy foods provide the optimal combination of carbohydrates and protein to maximize performance.”
Dairy West launched the opportunity in summer 2020. The grant includes up to $25,000 in program funding and up to $5,000 in dairy food supplies.
Dairy West is a regional dairy promotion organization established in 2017 to represent dairy farmers, processors and supply chain partners in Idaho and Utah. The organization raises awareness of the importance of dairy farming, promotes the health and nutritional benefits of dairy foods, and encourages global demand for Idaho, Utah and Western U.S. dairy foods through coordinated marketing and communications efforts, nutrition counseling and research programs.
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