Dr Enette Larson-Meyer recently joined the faculty at Virginia Tech, in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, where she directs the Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism (NEM) Laboratory. Her research focuses on how nutrition influences the health and performance of active individuals at all stages of the lifecycle and at all levels of performance–from the casual exerciser to the elite athlete. Her most recent research interests include the assessment of iodine and vitamin D status and the importance of these nutrients in exercise performance, disease prevention and general wellness. Enette has authored over 100 scientific articles and book chapters, is the author of “Plant-Based Sports Nutrition. Expert Fueling Strategies for Training, Recovery, and Performance” (Human Kinetics, 2020) and has served on several International Olympic Committee (IOC) consensus panels. She is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and serves as an Associate Editor for Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise and the Science and Medicine of Football. Dr Larson-Meyer completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wyoming, her dietetic training and masters at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and her doctoral and postdoctoral studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Earlier in her career, Enette completed an internship at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (Colorado Springs) and served as the sports dietitian for the UAB Blazers. Her personal interests include trail running, flat water kayaking, Irish Step dancing, strength training, gardening, yoga, cooking and wine tasting. She is the proud mother of three college students, two of whom play D2 collegiate football (soccer) at U.S. Universities.