MSU focused on "new frontier" of nutrition

The Spartans have added a full-time nutritionist to the staff and are working on building a nutrition bar.

As Michigan State looks to keep up with the trends of college football, the next step is focusing on nutrition for players.

"I think that's the new frontier right in college football," head coach Mark Dantonio said. "We are going to make strides in that, we are doing things in that area. New training table area and nutrition bars and things like that. That's the new arena, the new frontier. It used to be the weight room … now, its like, what we can we invest in nutrition and get our players to be as healthy as possible."

Dantonio said the training room has been moved into Case Hall and that architectural plans are underway for the new nutrition bar.

"You go down to LSU, they got it," he said. "You go over here to Alabama, they got it. They have a place to sit down have a smoothie."

He also added that the football team added a full-time nutritionist that started last semester, made possible by the support of the athletic department.

"It's made more possible because of the commitment Mark Hollis has toward our program," Dantonio said.


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