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Food as Medicine 


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

Meet Wesley

Dr. Wesley McWhorter 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). He 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.

Nutrition Counseling

Behavioral Therapy 

Fitness Training

Speaking Engagements

“In matters of taste, consider nutrition and in matters of nutrition, consider taste. And in all cases consider individual needs and preferences”.
 - American Institute of Food and Wine, 1990
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