This roundtable discussion will feature sports nutrition experts Joanne Villaflor and Tavis Piattoly, as they cover nutrition strategies to facilitate healing and prevent injury, and improve health. This webinar will cover everything you need to know about how to assess nutritional needs of an athlete, the impact proper or poor nutrition can have on injury, proper nutrition strategies, and more.
View our webinar, “Nutrition Strategies To Reduce Injuries and Facilitate Healing,” below.
About the Speakers
Tavis Piattoly, MS, RD, LDN is the co-founder and Director of Sports Nutrition education for My Sports Dietitian, 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 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.
Joanne Villaflor, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD is the current Performance Enhancement Dietitian for the entire U.S. Navy Command, Headquarters in Washington, D.C. She was the prior U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment Tactical Performance Dietitian for three years. She was embedded supporting Special Operation Forces and was faculty at University of Texas and other Texas colleges mentoring aspiring health professionals for over 10 years. She has done several TV and news segments, radio and print interviews throughout her career sharing her passion for performance nutrition and safe supplement use for athletes. She is an active member of the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) and the Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (PINES). Ms. Villaflor’s 15 years of experience as a dietitian comes with an educational background consisting of a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and in Adult Weight Management, Cooper Fitness Specialist, ACSM Health Fitness Specialist eligible, TRX and SPINNING program certified. Her recent achievements include the completion of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) diploma in Sports Nutrition from Switzerland and her Level 2 certification as an anthropometrist with the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK). Her passions consist of discovering unique restaurants, bodybuilding figure competitions, half-marathons, indoor cycling, playing the piano and traveling.
About the Webinar Series
This webinar was apart of the Return to Play webinar series for coaches, trainers and athletes of any level who want to learn proven, research-based strategies for athletes to retrain, recondition and return to peak performance in a post-pandemic world. You can view more of this webinar series by clicking on the links below:
“Coaching Recreational Sports in a Post-Covid World”
“Body Recomposition Through Base Training And Nutrition Webinar”
Interested in learning more about nutrition? Learn more about our Sports Nutrition master’s program here.