J. Wesley McWhorter, MS, RD, LD, CSCS

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Nutritionist Supervisor
John.Wesley.McWhorter@uth.tmc.edu

Wesley McWhorter is a professionally trained chef, registered dietitian, and certified strength and conditioning specialist. His experience includes corporate wellness, sport’s dietetics, school and hospital foodservice, fine dining, and working as a private chef.He holds degrees in culinary nutrition, dietetics, and nutrition and metabolism additionally he is pursuing a doctorate in public health with an emphasis in Health Behavior. Wesley currently teaches the Culinary Medicine courses at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. His research interests are in closing the divide between culinary literacy and nutrition education and policy.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.