Why is nutrition considered the missing link to the performance puzzle and what are some of the biggest challenges facing the nutrition habits of our high school and collegiate athletes? Sports dietitian and nutrition consultant, Tavis Piattoly, MS, RD, LDN, sheds important light on what products, supplements, and strategies are best for young athletes.
Tavis Piattoly is the Sports Dietitian and Education Program Manager for the Taylor Hooton Foundation (www.taylorhooton.org), where he speaks to athletes, coaches, parents, and healthcare professionals on the dangers of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances, dietary supplements and supplement safety, and sports nutrition.
He was the Sports Dietitian for the New Orleans Saints from 2006-2013 and New Orleans Pelicans from 2008-2013. He also served as the Sports Dietitian for the Tulane Athletics from 2002-2014 and the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine’s NFL Players Association Brain and Body program from 2013-2016. He has had the opportunity to design the nutrition programs for a long list of current Olympic, NFL, MLB, and NBA athletes to various college and high school programs.
He currently serves on the Science Advisory Board for Examine.com and Nordic Naturals and was the Sports Dietitian for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s Sports Medicine Advisory Board from 2008-2015.