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The role that universities play in student athletes' diets




A detail of giant NCAA logo is seen outside of the stadium on the practice day prior to the NCAA Men's Final Four at the Georgia Dome on April 5, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.
A detail of giant NCAA logo is seen outside of the stadium on the practice day prior to the NCAA Men's Final Four at the Georgia Dome on April 5, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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While reports circulate about the poor eating habits of professional athletes, collegiate sports stars are often fed by the colleges and universities they represent.

But how much is invested into their diet by dietitians and school budgets?  

At colleges across the country, nutritionists are working with athletes to teach better eating habits. Becci Twombley, a sports dietician at USC, joins the show to talk about what her program is doing.