Meet Lilah M. AL-Masri
“Sports nutrition is a pillar of athletic success. Let me help you improve your nutrition strategies to optimize your performance and recovery!”
Lilah Al-Masri is a Registered Dietitian and a Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She received her bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, her master’s degree in clinical nutrition from Boston University, and completed a fellowship in adolescent medicine and eating disorders at Children’s Hospital Boston. For over ten years Lilah was the head sports dietitian for the United States Naval Academy and co-founded Quest Sports Science Center, a world-class sports nutrition and physiological testing center.
Lilah has been helping athletes, from youth to masters level, achieve their athletic goals by properly fueling their bodies for 20 years. Lilah is a highly sought after public speaker for sports nutrition education and has lectured to numerous athletic programs, clubs, and sports camps. In addition, she was integral in designing and implementing the sports nutrition program for the Women’s World Cup Lacrosse tournament held in Annapolis in 2005 as well as training personnel from the Ericsson Yacht Team program during the 2006 Volvo Ocean Race.
An avid athlete, Lilah’s interest in sports nutrition began while she was a student-athlete at Villanova. She earned two All-American honors and three All-Conference honors, in the women's water polo team and later coached at the Division I level.
Lilah is co-author of the book 100 Questions and Answers about Sports Nutrition and Exercise (Jones and Bartlett Publishers, March 2010). She has also authored numerous articles for the Jones and Bartlett Learning Blog on various topics related to sports nutrition and achieving a healthy and fit pregnancy.
Lilah is currently a consultant for Gatorade Sports Science Center Institute and the Capital City GoGo NBA-G League Team. Lilah is part of the sports medicine team and supports the players through nutrition education and hands on learning.
- Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics with over 15 years of experience in the field
- Experience includes Head Sports Dietitian for 46 Division 1 and club sports teams, designed programs for hundreds of collegiate, youth, elite and professional athletes
- Co-Authored 100 Questions and Answers about Sports Nutrition and Exercise (Jones and Bartlett Publishers)
- Consultant for Gatorade Sports Science Center and the NBA G-League
- Completed a fellowship in adolescent medicine and eating disorders at Boston Children’s Hospital
- Former collegiate water polo student-athlete and previously coached water polo at the collegiate, high school, club and youth levels
What others are saying about Lilah....
“Lilah’s knowledge and experience in performance related nutrition is outstanding. She does a terrific job presenting the material in relevant terms for children of all ages.”
Head Coach, Navy Men’s Swimming
“Last summer I attended the swim camp at the Naval Academy and Lilah talked to us about nutrition. She taught us about how different foods affect our performance and which foods benefit our bodies at specific times during training. She created fun, interactive lessons that really demonstrated the value of nutrition. I learned a lot about looking at food through a positive lens and how food is an important piece of an athlete’s life. She taught us that food is fuel and knowing how to fuel your body is key to getting the most out of training.”
14yo Youth Swimmer and Water Polo Player
“When Lilah came to talk to us at our swim camp I was worried it was going to be boring, but it wasn’t! She made sports nutrition fun and interesting to listen to. She taught us about how to stay healthy through her own unique stories. I learned so much from her. It was so nice to have her teach us something while having fun at the same time.”
Youth Water Polo Player and Swimmer
“Lilah is a true professional. Her ability to simplify complex nutritional processes is unmatched. More importantly, her expertise allowed our team to take full advantage of sports nutrition education to perform at the highest level.”
Head Athletic Trainer, NBA G-League Capital City Go-Go
“Lilah has been a force in the sports nutrition world for over 15 years. Her knowledge, experience, and ability to translate the latest nutrition research into practical recommendations make her my first choice for peer advice. Lilah is one of the best Sports Dietitians in the field. If you are looking to optimize your performance, Lilah is the Sports Dietitian you are seeking!”
Kelli Kidd, MS, RD, CSSD, LD-N
University of Rhode Island Sports Dietitian