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

Photo of J. Wesley McWhorter

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

Everything You Need To Know Before Using Keto Supplements To Lose Weight

Thumbnail image for Everything You Need To Know Before Using Keto Supplements To Lose Weight

The keto diet boasts a ton of transformation stories—even celebs like Jenna Jameson, Al Roker, and Vanessa Hudgens have dabbled in it (and have the before-and-after photos to prove it).

10 nutritious herbs you should add to your diet now

Thumbnail image for 10 nutritious herbs you should add to your diet now

Those leafy sprigs of parsley that garnish your dinner, the mint sprigs in your drink, and those basil strips topping your salad contribute more than color and flavor. They're also rich sources of valuable nutrients.

The Best Way To Calculate Your Keto Diet Macros

Thumbnail image for The Best Way To Calculate Your Keto Diet Macros

All you really need to now about the keto diet is fat equals good, carbs equals bad…right?

Grillin' Without the Guilt

Thumbnail image for Grillin' Without the Guilt

J. Wesley McWhorter, MS, RD, LD, CSCS, was interviewed on FOX 26 Morning Show for a segment about grilling without guilt.

How 11 Popular Diets Affect the Environment

Thumbnail image for How 11 Popular Diets Affect the Environment

Animal-based products contribute to negative environmental changes in a big way, but few consumers realize it. Do you know how your diet affects the planet?