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John “Wesley” McWhorter, MS, RDN, LDN, CSCS is the culinary nutrition director of the Nourish Program and a lecturer within the Dietetic Internship Program at the University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) in Houston. He is a professionally trained chef, registered dietitian nutritionist, and certified strength and conditioning specialist. Wesley’s experience includes dietetics education, corporate wellness, school and hospital foodservice, fine dining, sport’s dietetics, and working as a private chef. He has earned degrees in culinary nutrition (AS), dietetics (BS), nutrition and metabolism (MS), and he is currently a DrPH candidate in behavioral sciences at UTSPH. Wesley teaches culinary medicine courses at the UTSPH, McGovern Medical School, Cizik Nursing School, and UTHealth School of Dentistry. His research interests are in closing the divide between culinary literacy and nutrition education and policy. (Houston, TX)