Roundtable: Division One Performance Nutrition Teams Discuss Top Concerns When Fueling Athletes



Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 1pm EST | 10am PST | 7pm CET | 6pm GMT NSF convenes Performance Nutrition Directors from top university sports teams along with the Technical Director of NSF Certified for Sport® for a deep-dive into the challenges in building and maintaining elite athletes’ nutrition plans—and the role of dietary supplements in those plans.

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Event Overview:

NSF’s Certified for Sport® program will examine college athletes’ top fueling concerns. In addition to maintaining elite-level performance, athletes face academic, social and economic pressures. The panel of nutritionists will cover topics such as:

  • Nutrition needs of elite athletes: What do they want to eat vs. what do they need to eat?
  • Challenges in creating successful nutrition regimens for the busy life of a college athlete
  • What role dietary supplements and functional foods play in the success of these regimens

Key Learning Objectives:

  • What types of supplements/functional foods are elite athletes looking to consume?
  • How can your brand improve products to meet the needs of these elite athletes?
  • What are performance nutritionists/dietitians looking for in products they feel safe providing to athletes?

Who Should Attend:

  • Supplement and functional food brand manufacturers
  • Ingredient suppliers


John Travis
Technical Manager, NSF Certified for Sport®
NSF International

John Travis leads NSF’s Certified for Sport® dietary supplement certification and banned substance screening program. He works closely with athletes, athletic leagues and anti-doping agencies, and supplement manufacturers and brands in this role. He has been deeply involved in NSF’s sports supplement research and testing programs for more than 25 years.

Caroline Mandel
Director of Performance Nutrition
University of Michigan Athletics

Caroline Mandel is in her twenty-second year as the Director of Performance Nutrition at the University of Michigan Athletic Department, providing medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education and fueling programs to over 900 Division I Varsity student-athletes competing on 29 teams and overseeing a staff of four Performance Dietitians. Caroline earned her undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Massachusetts.

Rob Masterson
Director of Performance Nutrition
Michigan State University Athletics

Rob Masterson, RD, joined Michigan State University in 2016 and serves as the athletic department’s Director of Performance Nutrition, overseeing the nutrition operations for all varsity teams. In this role, Rob serves the nutritional needs of student-athletes by providing science-based nutrition intervention, education, counseling, information and guidance, with the goal of optimizing overall health and athletic performance. He is a 2009 graduate of Michigan State’s Dietetics program.

David Ellis
Director of Performance Nutrition
University of Nebraska

Dave is a veteran Sports RD in his 40th year of work in sports. Dave is the Director of Performance Nutrition at the University of Nebraska department of athletics and advisor to Major League Baseball and MLB Players Association on food and supplement security issues. Dave was also the first President of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Assn.

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