As part of its commitment to ensuring healthy student-athletes, the University of South Carolina provides nutritious, high-quality meals, snacks and beverages that allow student-athletes to practice and compete at their physical best, be mentally alert for academics and minimize their risk for illness. This commitment includes:
Dining at “The Dodie.” Opened in 2010, the Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Center dining room serves South Carolina student-athletes and provides high-quality, nutrition-rich foods designed by a nutritionist and prepared by a chef. The 2,650 square foot dining room and the 2,000 square foot kitchen host 200 student-athletes at any one time. Student-athletes may dine throughout the day.
Two Full-Time Certified Sports Nutritionists (Dietitians) ensure student-athletes receive both team and personalized nutritional support.
The Gamecock Nutrition Center, one of the first of its kind in intercollegiate sports, is staffed by a full-time nutritionist. Housed at Williams-Brice Stadium and open to all student-athletes, its focus is on maximizing the nutritional health and well-being of all student-athletes. In addition, nutritional snacks are made available to all student-athletes surrounding practice and competition activities for optimal recovery from athletics activities.