Taft Draper RD, CSSD, CSCS, CLT is a Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified LEAP Training. Taft graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. He is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition, Dietitian in Integrative and Functional Nutrition and National Strength and Conditioning Association. In addition, Taft has certifications in USA Weightlifting, USA Track & Field, Certificate in Adult Weight Management and Certified Intrinsic Coach. For over 25 years he has been teaching clients about leading a healthy lifestyle, working with athletes on improving their performance and successfully managing individuals weight. He has worked with many elite athletes and non-athletes helping each improve their health and optimizing performance.

Taft has worked in a wide variety of settings including Mission Health Weight Management, Mission Sports Medicine, MAHEC, various wellness settings such as Bohemian Hotel, Barry Callebaut, Duke Energy, JPS PA and North American Roofing. He has presented on sport nutrition and weight management to UNCA Womens Soccer Team, Western Carolina Nutrition Department, various local High Schools including Christ School, Carolina Day and Asheville Christian Academy, as well as the IRS.

Taft has consulted individuals for:
  • Weight management
  • Sport nutrition (Ironman, marathons, triathlons, cycling, hostage rescue team, etc.)
  • Fat loss and increasing muscle mass
  • Diabetes management
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Food sensitivities (IBS, fibromyalgia, migraines, GERD and eczema)
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Immune support
  • Brain health (concussions and meniere’s disease)



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Insurance: ?Taft is currently in-network with BCBS.