Virginia Tech takes all supplements very seriously, which is why the sports nutrition program implemented a Nutrition Supplement Policy and Protocol in 2011. Every athlete is required to report all nutrition supplements to the sports nutritionist. This allows the sports nutritionist to check for banned substances, read current research on the safety and effectiveness of the supplement, as well as the reputation and certifications of the supplement manufacturer. If an athlete tests positive on a drug test they lose one year of eligibility. All supplement inquiries can be sent to the Director of Sports Nutrition, Jennie Zabinsky, at firstname.lastname@example.org.