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Tavis Piattoly, MS, RD, LDN is the brilliant mind behind Liquid Fuel’s innovative new product development, formulations, and research and development of new ingredients. He is a renowned Sports Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant for Fairchild Sports Performance in Houston and an adjunct faculty member for Concordia University of Chicago’s Exercise Science department, where he teaches graduate courses in Vitamins/Minerals, Sports Nutrition, and Exercise and Nutrition for Weight Management.
Tavis is also the Co-founder and Director of Sports Nutrition for My Sports Dietitian (www.mysportsd.com) and the Eat 2 Win Nutrition App, which leverages technology to provide a multi-level sports nutrition education platform for athletes, coaches, parents, and sports medicine professionals, guided by a sports dietitian.
With over 15 years of experience in the dietary supplement industry, Tavis has consulted for various supplement companies, developed and formulated products, and educated athletes, sports medicine professionals, and healthcare providers on dietary supplement safety and third-party testing.
Tavis is widely recognized for his work as the Sports Dietitian for the New Orleans Saints from 2006-2013 and New Orleans Pelicans from 2008-2013, as well as the Sports Dietitian for Tulane Athletics from 2002-2014 and the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine’s NFL Players Association Brain and Body program from 2013-2016. He currently works with professional athletes in the NFL, MLB, and NBA, as well as collegiate and high school athletes, designing customized nutrition programs to improve performance.
Tavis serves on the Science Advisory Board for Examine.com and Nordic Naturals, demonstrating his commitment to staying on the cutting edge of nutrition science.
While high school athletes may feel that their diet is sufficient, Tavis Piattoly explains that they often fall short in meeting their caloric needs to support their training volume. This can lead to fatigue, decreased performance, and increased risk of injury. Piattoly identifies common challenges faced by high school athletes such as limited access to healthy food options, lack of nutrition education, and busy schedules.
To address these challenges, Piattoly recommends strategies such as meal planning and preparation, incorporating nutrient-dense foods, and increasing caloric intake to match training volume. He also emphasizes the importance of hydration and recommends drinking fluids throughout the day and during training sessions.
For those interested in learning more about strength and conditioning, the NSCA website (https://www.nsca.com) provides a wealth of information and resources for coaches, athletes, and fitness professionals.