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Christopher W

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Last Login 10/17/2016
Location Gilbert, AZ
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Summary of Experience
Chris is a professor of nutrition, sustainability, and health. He uses his diverse set of experiences as well as a strong knowledge base to write for both scientific and professional audiences as well as lay audiences. He is well-published in strong journals and has co-authored a book targeting professionals and active community members interested in local foods and community development.

One of his greatest passions, however, is translating research into actionable information for everyone, and across platforms. Along these lines, Chris maintains a blog where he translates science in diverse areas for behavior change strategies that cover health, sustainability, happiness, and financial management.
Specialties include nutrition, weight management, resistance and endurance training for health, issues of food system sustainability, local foods, vegetarianism, voluntary simplicity (something like the minimalism movement), happiness and stress management, and entrepreneurship.
Chris has a strong interest in behavior change strategies both for individual health and for lessening our environmental impact. He is also interested in local foods issues, vegetarianism, and weight loss/management. Outside of health and sustainability areas, Chris's interests include strategies for effective and healthful parenting, music performance, creativity, entrepreneurship, and financial management.
Arizona State Univerrsity Nutrition and Exercise & Wellness, Doctor of Philosophy

This degree included a combination of both nutrition and exercise science. My dissertation focused on issues of nutrition communication, health behaviors, and weight management.

University of Illinois, Urbana Nutritional Sciences, Master of Science

This degree focused on in-depth understanding of the physiology, biochemistry, and health outcomes of dietary patterns and nutrition. My focus was primarily on nutrition communication of these concepts.

University of Illinois, Urbana Food Science and Human Nutrition, Bachelor of Science

Degree focused on nutritional sciences including nutritional biochemistry, diet and health, and physiological mechanisms of dietary components in relation to disease states.

Honors and Awards
Centennial Professor Award This was a university-wide honor for exemplary teaching.

President's Award for Sustainability This was an award for community and research efforts towards increasing access to locally grown, healthy foods.

Conscious Local Living Award This was a community award for efforts to expand access to local foods in the metro-Phoenix area.

President's Medal for Social Embeddedness This was an award for efforts to embed ASU in the social and cultural fabric of our surrounding communities through sustainability and health initiatives.

Fellow designation This was a recognition of significant contributions to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the largest professional association for food and nutrition professionals. I served on strategic planning and other task forces as well as the Board of Directors.

Alumni Association Founders' Day Award for Service This was an award for service-related efforts at the professional, community, and university levels related to sustainability and health.

Association Memberships
International Society for Quality of Life Studies This organization focuses on quality of life as an emergent quality of public health and a number of other issues.

American Public Health Association Chris joined the APHA as much of his work targets improving health across multiple aspects of lifestyle at both the individual and community levels.

Projects by Industry

Chris is a professor of nutrition with publications in journals and books as well as on his blog. He writes about food from a diverse set of angles including nutrition, health, sustainability, economics, advertising, and more.

Green Living

Chris writes often about sustainability and health on his blog and speaks on the topic multiple times a year.


On Chris's blog and in his academic writing, health is the primary theme. Below is an excerpt from his blog.

Projects by Asset Type

This book was co-authored by Chris and his colleague. It focused on the role of local food systems in community development and targets professionals, students, and community advocates.

Blog Post

Chris maintains a blog, which has a readership of roughly 1,000 per month. The blog mainly includes evidence-based strategies for healthful and sustainable behavior change delivered in a conversational tone.

Projects by Writing Style

Chris utilizes this writing style primarily in papers published in scientific, peer-reviewed journals. Publications include focuses in areas of health, local foods, food security, technology, and a number of other related topics. These publications have also led to interviews, invited blog and other social media posts, and webinar production.


Content produced using this style of writing exist primarily at Chris's blog. Posts mainly include translation of science to actionable information for readers. The blog has had over 20,000 views in just over 1 year of existence. The below is an excerpt from a recent post.


Some content on Chris's blog includes product reviews that relate to the concepts espoused there. Below is an excerpt from one such post.


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