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Eat To Excel is a dietary performance program designed for student athletes. The basis of the program is focused on easy-to-understand nutrition education and personalized fueling needs.

Eat to Excel materials guide you to balanced meals based on your unique requirements and help you build your plate during mealtimes based on your training level.

Training Plate

Each plate is associated with a type of training–easy, moderate, or hard. But it is always important to recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all when fueling your body. Your sport and position, training environment, and body composition are a few ways that determine your unique needs.

Fueling your body is critical for preventing injury, optimal performance, and maintaining daily activities. Your fat and hydration consumption should increase as your training increases. 

  • Easy can be applied to an easy workout, cross-training, or rest days  
  • Moderate is your typical workout and practice days and acts as the baseline. Adjust meals based on your needs and your body’s response.
  • Hard days require more energy from carbs to fuel, refuel and refresh your body. This plate is for before and after events, when timed correctly.
    Easy Training Day Plate 1/2 Color, 1/4 Carbs, 1/4 ProteinModerate Training Day Plate 1/3 Color, 1/3 Carbs, 1/3 ProteinHard Training Day Plate 1/2 Color, 1/4 Carbs, 1/4 Protein

Training Type and Meal Components

Carbohydrates are the primary fuel source for our bodies for moderate to high-intensity exercise. Helps with:

  • Muscle contraction
  • Maintaining energy levels
  • Fuels our brain and muscles throughout the day.

Unlike carbohydrates or fats, we can’t store protein in our bodies. Regularly consuming adequate amounts of protein ensures we are replenishing the availability of this nutrient. Protein supports:

  • Metabolism
  • Immune function
  • Weight
  • Athletic performance

Colors, also known as fruits & vegetables:

  • Offer a variety of vitamins and minerals for normal function, growth, and maintenance.


ZoneIn is a health and wellness app that integrates with the dining hall menu to optimize your nutrition and performance.

Enter your data, including body stats and training schedule, then track meals and hydration to improve performance.

Meet our Dietitian

Contact with your nutrition questions.