Build Your Base With Beef

Comprehensive Sports Nutrition and Training Program.

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2020 Build Your Base with Beef Application

Attention South Dakota Schools! Are you looking for ways to prepare young athletes and their families for a successful sports season? Think about becoming a part of the Build Your Base with Beef program!

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The Program

This comprehensive sports nutrition program is designed to improve healthy lifestyle practices utilizing beef as the protein of choice for families across South Dakota through collaborative partnership opportunities.

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Stay up to date with our latest program news items and see what our participating schools are doing! 

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In the Kitchen

Looking for those quick beef recipes that are perfect for your family? Take a look at our amazing recipe collection and cooking tips for any meal of the day! 

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Check out these ready-to-use materials that can lead you and your family to a healthy lifestyle and can provide that 'game changer' for your athlete!

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2018-2019 Season Spotlights 

Check out all the Build Your Base with Beef spotlights!  

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Todd Mortenson

Rancher in Hayes, South Dakota

"I just want people to understand the health benefits of eating good nutritious beef. Its got natural proteins and amino acids and vitamins – everything that your body needs to rejuvenate after strenuous workout. The exciting thing to me is not knowing how big this thing can be. The concept is so right and the enthusiasm for this program is really something. This program really is a perfect combination of the beef industry and the health industry."

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Kelly Messmer

Harding County, SD 

“The Build Your Base with Beef program has been a huge success for Harding County. Harding County is BEEF country and we wanted to be a part of a program that brought attention to the importance of beef in an athlete's nutrition that benefit them with injury prevention and recovery.  What we like most about it is it has just opened the student-athletes and families eyes about what a great source of protein beef is.  There are a lot of great sources of protein that student-athletes and families can choose from, but we believe beef doesn't get the press time the other sources do, so we are happy beef is getting the spotlight!Harding County has made it a tradition to feed both teams after every football game, so the resources provided to purchase beef for our post game meals has been a huge help and success.  The website and materials on there are a great resource for student-athletes, coaches, and parents.  We have received a lot of great feedback about the recipes and articles on the website.”

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