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Lilah Al-Masri, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Sports Dietitian/Registered Dietitian

Lilah Al-Masri brings an experienced occupational and athletic background to her role as the United States Naval Academy Sports Dietitian. She graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and then earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from Boston University. She went on to complete a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine and Eating Disorders at Children’s Hospital Boston, followed by a two-year tenure at Franciscan Hospital for Children, before joining the USNA staff.

Lilah’s pursuit for the very best information and implementation in sports dietetics began while she was a student-athlete at Villanova University. She earned two All-American honors and three All-Conference honors for the women’s water polo team. She continued her post-collegiate water polo career as a Division I coach and, during her tenure, the team was ranked 17th in the nation. She continues to be involved in athletics. In the 2005 Chesapeake Bay Swim Challenge, Lilah finished first in the 26-29 year old age group and in the 2006 and 2008 Challenge, Lilah finished first in the 30-34 year old age group.

As a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Lilah continues to use her nutrition education, work experience, and athletic background to improve the health and performance of the midshipmen student-athletes.

Lilah recently co-authored a book - 100 Questions and Answers about Sports Nutrition and Exercise (Jones & Bartlett Publishers, March 2010).

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