Tavis Piattoly, MS, RD, LDN is the co-founder and Director of Sports Nutrition education for My Sports Dietitian (www.mysportsdconnect.com ), an online sports nutrition education company that helps athletes of all levels improve their eating habits to enhance performance, recovery, and health through the guidance of a Licensed Sports Dietitian.
He is also the Education Program Manager for the Taylor Hooton Foundation where he has the opportunity to speak to High School, Colleges, and at Major League Ballparks on the dangers of Performance Enhancing Drugs and Dietary Supplements as well as how to incorporate good nutrition to fuel health and performance.
Sports Nutrition Work He serves as the Sports Dietitian/Nutrition Consultant for the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine’s NFLPA Brain and Body program, Fairchild Sports Performance (Houston), Custom Wellness Solutions (Baltimore), North Oaks Sports Medicine, Pelican Athletic Club, Louisiana Athletic Care, and Covington Orthopedic. He was the Sports Dietitian for the New Orleans Saints (2006-2013), New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans (2008-2013), and Tulane University Athletics (2002-2016). He also served as a Sports Nutrition Consultant for LSU Athletics from 2009-2011. He has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to design the nutrition programs for boxing champions Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr. along with working with a long list of current Olympic, NFL, MLB, and NBA athletes to various college and high school programs.
As a 15-year veteran Sports Dietitian he has worked with Dietary supplement companies on product formulation and education. He is a regular presenter and lecturer at local, state, and national conferences and Universities on the topics of Dietary Supplement Use in Young Athletes, Dietary Supplement Safety for High School, College and Professional Athletes, and Sports Nutrition Principles for Athletes.
Piattoly graduated from Louisiana State University with a Master’s of Science in Kinesiology and Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. He is a registered and licensed Dietitian. He is a member of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionist (SCAN) groups. He also serves as the Sports Dietitian for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s Sports Medicine Advisory Board and is on Science Advisory Board for Examine.com and Nordic Naturals.
MS Kinesiology – Louisiana State University (2005)
Touro Infirmary Dietetic Internship (2002)
BS Nutrition and Dietetics – Louisiana State University (1999)
AES 6320 – Vitamins and Minerals
AES 6340 – Nutrition & Exercise/Weight Management
AES 6380 – Special Topics in Sports Nutrition
Evaluating the Eating Habits and Patterns of High School Athletes
Effect of Omega 3 Fish Oil on Concussion and Brain Health
Dietary Supplements and Athletic Performance
Karpinski, C, Piattoly TJ, Harper R. The Effects of a Mobile Nutrition App on Eating Habits and Behaviors in Collegiate Athletes (study in progress with West Chester University).
Piattoly, T.J., Welsch, M., Parish, T. L-Glutamine Supplementation: Effects on Endurance, Power, and Recovery. Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research, vol. 11, no. 1-2, 2013, p. 62+.