Wesley McWhorter, DrPH, MS, RDN, LD, CSCS

Photo of Wesley McWhorter

Assistant Professor, Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
Director of Culinary Nutrition, Nourish Program
John.Wesley.McWhorter@uth.tmc.edu

Wesley McWhorter, DrPH, MS, RDN, LD, CSCS is an Assistant Professor in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences and the Director of Culinary Nutrition for the Nourish Program at the Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health (SPH). Dr. McWhorter is appointed as a faculty member at McGovern Medical School, serves as a national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is an advisory council member for the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative. A professional chef, Dr. McWhorter focuses on interprofessional nutrition education through hands-on culinary medicine courses. He also is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with experience in fitness and corporate wellness. His research interests include closing the divide between culinary literacy and nutrition education and policy. Dr. McWhorter graduated from Kansas State University, earned a master’s degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch and a doctorate in Health Promotion and Behavioral Science from UTHealth SPH.

Download CV

Recent Publications

The Nourish Program: An innovative model for cooking, gardening and clinical care skill enhancement for dietetics students.

(McWhorter JW*, Raber M, Sharma SV, Moore LS, Hoelscher DM. J Academy Nutrition Dietetics. 2019; 119(2):199-201.)

The Nourish Program: An innovative model for cooking, gardening and clinical care skill enhancement for dietetics students

(McWhorter JW, Raber M, Sharma SV, Moore LS, Hoelscher DM; J Academy Nutr Dietetics; 2018)

Recent News

Healthy meals can be easy for Galveston County parents feeding children stuck at home

Thumbnail image for Healthy meals can be easy for Galveston County parents feeding children stuck at home

Galveston County parents are working from home, and children are doing schoolwork online because of the coronavirus outbreak, which means parents and children are eating more meals together.

Dietitian Dishes on Mediterranean Diet

Thumbnail image for Dietitian Dishes on Mediterranean Diet

Wesley McWhorter, MS, RD, spoke to FOX 26 News viewers about the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, such as weight loss and relieving symptoms of depression.

2020 resolutions; how to stick to your goal of getting healthier

Thumbnail image for 2020 resolutions; how to stick to your goal of getting healthier

Wesley McWhorter, MS, RD, was interviewed by KTRH Radio reporter Cliff Saunders about how to keep resolutions on eating healthier in the New Year.

Dietitians dish out tips and recipes for a healthy, happy holiday

Thumbnail image for Dietitians dish out tips and recipes for a healthy, happy holiday

While the myth that people gain seven to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas has been debunked, a recent study suggests that they do gain about a pound per holiday season – and that can add up to carrying an extra 20 pounds into middle age.

How to get better abs and stay fit over 50

Thumbnail image for How to get better abs and stay fit over 50

With a strict diet, frequent exercise and regular rest and recuperation — along with a blessed set of genes — many men can achieve a well-toned physique no matter what age they are. It takes a change in attitude and a lot of willpower, they say, but the rewards are great.