About Tiger Bites
The Tiger Bites nutrition program is a collaboration between University of Memphis Athletics, Campus Recreation, and the School of Health Studies/Human Performance Center. The mission of Tiger Bites is to improve the nutrition awareness of University of Memphis Student Athletes for both performance and overall wellness purposes through aligning Tiger Athletics with the discipline specific expertise within the School of Health Studies.
Tiger Bites staff are members of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA), which is a professional association representing advanced practice Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who work with athletes in colleges, professional sports, Olympic training centers, the US Military and law enforcement. CPSDA speaks with one voice on behalf of America’s leading sorts dietitians and is founded on the fundamental “food first” principle that “whole foods are the best fuel” and that athletic programs operating at every level of competition will best serve their athletes when employing the full time services of a sports dietitian.
What is a Sports Dietitian?
Sports Dietitian: A registered dietitian (RD) who is a specialist in sports dietetics and applies evidence-based nutrition knowledge in exercise and sports. RDs specializing in sports dietetics assess, educate and counsel athletes and active individuals. They design, implement and manage safe and effective nutrition strategies that enhance lifelong health, fitness and optimal performance.