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

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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.

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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

Hot Sauces are Incoming

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Wesley McWhorter, DrPH, RDN, spoke with the Doug Pike 50+ show on KPRC Radio about making healthier eating choices.

From sweet corn to candy canes, vinegar aims to shed its sour reputation

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Wesley McWhorter, DrPH, RDN, was quoted in a Food Dive article about vinegar’s recent rise in popularity.

Future of Fitness: Galveston, Harris county experts give advice on personal health

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Wesley McWhorter, DrPH, RDN, was interviewed by The Galveston Daily News about the future of fitness as we head into a new year.

Products Replacing-Diet With Zero Calorie

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Wesley McWhorter, DrPH, RDN, spoke to FOX 26 News about the emerging trend of labeling soft drinks as “zero-calorie” rather than “diet.”

Most Beautiful Cookbook Ever Gives a Healthy Houston Author Some Bragging Rights

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As an MEd, RD, LD, director and creator of the Nourish program at UTHealth School of Public Health-Houston, Moore has been providing students, health care professionals and others with critical culinary skills and knowledge about how good food works and sustains healthier lives since 2012.

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