Join us for a candid conversation with Dr Wesley McWhorter as he shares how his past life as a chef shaped his journey in dieteticsWith a rich understanding of food and the kitchen, Wesley has a unique approach to nutrition and is a big advocate for making eating an enjoyable experience. In the podcast, Wesley shares some of his experiences with failure and highlights how they ended up playing a positive, pivotal role in his successesWesley also shares his excitement and ideas around what the future of dietetics could look like, including getting more males involved in the industry. 



Dr Wesley McWhorter is the director of lifestyle medicine for Suvida Healthcare and is an advisory council member for the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative, a nonprofit global network. In addition, Wesley serves as a national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. A professional chef, Wesley is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist, cookbook author, behavioral scientist and food as medicine expert. Wesley graduated from the Florida Culinary Institute and earned a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University, a master’s degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch and a doctorate from The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health.


In this episode, we discuss:

  • Wesley’s failures and how they taught him to be persistent
  • How to utilise pleasure and enjoyment in food to change people’s eating behaviour​
  • Wesley’s unique insights as a male chef and dietitian in a predominantly female industry
  • Where Wesley thinks dietetics is headed​
  • Some delicious inspiration to get you started as a joy-giving dietitian

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