Some excerpts from the NCAA guide book for D1 institutions. Please note that only ONE
training table meal can be provided to student athletes a day, and the cost of that meal is to be deducted from the student's board allowance.
I know some posters have said that the kids eat free all day, Lobster and Steak, Etc. That actually is not true.
126.96.36.199.6 Training-Table Meals. The cost of meals provided on the institutionís training table shall be
deducted from a student-athleteís board allowance, even if the student-athlete is not receiving a full grantin-
aid. In determining the cost figure to be deducted, the institution may use the actual meal costs listed in
the institutionís catalog or the average meal costs of its student-athletes living on campus.
Training Table Meals. An institution may provide only one training table meal per day to a student-athlete
during the academic year on those days when regular institutional dining facilities are open (see Bylaw
188.8.131.52.6). A student-athlete who does not receive institutional athletically related financial aid covering the
full cost of board, including a walk-on or partial scholarship recipient, may purchase one training table meal
per day at the same rate that the institution deducts from the board allowance of student-athletes who receive
athletically related financial aid covering board costs pursuant to Bylaw 184.108.40.206.6. (Adopted: 1/10/91 effective
8/1/96, Revised: 11/1/01 effective 8/1/02, 5/8/06, 4/26/07)
g) Nutritional Supplements. An institution may provide permissible nutritional supplements to a student athlete
for the purpose of providing additional calories and electrolytes. Permissible nutritional supplements
do not contain any NCAA banned substances and are identified according to the following classes: carbohydrate/
electrolyte drinks, energy bars, carbohydrate boosters and vitamins and minerals. (Adopted: 4/27/00
effective 8/1/00, Revised: 11/1/01 effective 8/1/02, 4/14/09)
(h) Fruit, Nuts and Bagels. An institution may provide fruit, nuts and bagels to a student-athlete at any time.
(Adopted: 4/30/09 effective 8/1/09)