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Christopher Wharton

Christopher.Wharton@asu.edu

Assoc Professor
SNHP Nutrition
Faculty
Mail Code: 3020

(602)827-2256

Bio

Christopher Wharton, PhD
Associate Professor, Nutrition Program, Healthy Lifestyles Research Center

Web Site

Visit Dr. Wharton's Local Foods Lab online

Education

  • PhD - Arizona State University, 2006
  • MS - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
  • BS - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000

Selected Publications

  • Wharton, C.M., Cunningham, B., Sterner, C. (2014). Diet tracking, but not dietary quality, improves with smart phone app technology. In press (Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior).
  • Bertmann, F., Barroso, C., Ohri-Vachaspati, P., Hample, J., Sell, K., Wharton, C.M. (2014). WIC CVV use in Arizona: A qualitative epxloration of barriers and strategies related to fruit and vegetable purchases. In press (Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior).
  • Bertmann, F., Ohri-Vachaspati, P., Buman M., &, Wharton C.M. (2012). Implementation of wireless terminals at farmers’ markets: Impact on overall sales and SNAP redemption. American Journal of Public Health, 102(7):53-55.
  • MacMillan, A.L., Winham, D., & Wharton, C.M. (2012). Community supported agriculture membership: Charactering food and sustainability behaviors. Appetite, 59:414-419.
  • Fehrenbach, K.S., & Wharton, C.M. (2012). Consumer information-seeking preferences at a university farmers' market. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 7:53-63.
  • Wharton, C.M. (2011). Food beyond nutrition: Bringing politics and ethics into nutrition curriculum. Teaching Ethics, 11(2), 15-24.
  • Wharton, C.M., & Harmon, A.H. (2009). University engagement through local food enterprise: Community supported agriculture on college campuses. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 4(2), 112-128.
  • Puhl, R.M., Wharton, C.M., & Heuer, C. (2009). Weight bias among dietetic students: Implications for treatment practices. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 109, 438-444.
  • Wharton, C., Long, M., & Schwartz, M.B. (2008). Changing nutrition standards in schools: The emerging impact on school revenue. Journal of School Health, 78, 245-251.
  • Schwartz, M.B., Vartanian, L., Wharton, C. & Brownell, K.D. (2008). Examining the nutritional quality of breakfast cereals marketed to children. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 108:702-705.
  • Wharton, C.M., Adams, T., & Hampl, J.S. (2008). Weight loss practices and body image distortion among U.S. college students. Journal of American College Health, 56, 579-584.

Research Interests

Healthy Food Availability and Distribution, Food Systems and Sustainability, Local Food Programs, Food Security

Research Video 1: Food environment and local food solutions

Research Video 2: CSA member attitudes and behaviors

Current/Recent Grants and Projects

  • US Department of Agriculture, "Food Deserts: Identifying and Overcoming Issues in the Supply Chain," 2013 ($12,000)
  • Arizona Department of Health Services Grant, "The Relation of WIC CVV Use with Participant Attitudes and Perceptions," 2012 ($68,300)
  • US Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant, “Modernizing Arizona’s Farmers’ Markets through New EBT Projects: Expanding and Evaluating Access,” 2009-2011 ($61,893)
  • US Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant, "The development of a sustainable farmers' market association in Arizona: reaching and connecting communities through local agriculture," 2008-2010 ($67,344)

Invited Presentations

  • "Bridging the Food Gaps: Creating Online Buying Clubs." Presented at the annual Southwest Marketing Network Conference, Border Food Summit, 2012
  • "Telling your sustainablity story.” Presented at the 3rd Farmer Chef Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, 2010
  • The effect of the food environment on food choice.” Presented at the 23rd Annual Arizona Agribusiness Forum: The New Food Economy, the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2008
  • “CSA’s on college campuses: A venue for local agriculture.” Presented at the Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2008

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Arizona State University President's Medal for Social Embeddedness, 2013
  • Arizona State University President's Award for Sustainability, 2011
  • Associated Students of Arizona State University Centennial Professor Award, 2009-2010
  • Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics PolyTech Teaching Fellowship, 2008-2009
  • Arizona State University, Exercise and Wellness Outstanding Scholar, Teacher, and Leader Award, 2006

Research Interests

Healthy Food Production and Distribution, Food Systems and Sustainability, Local Food Programs, Food Security

Courses

Summer 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
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NTR 300 Computer Appls in Nutrition
NTR 353 The Western Diet

Spring 2015

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NTR 353 The Western Diet

Fall 2014

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HON 394 Special Topics
NTR 353 The Western Diet

Summer 2014

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NTR 300 Computer Appls in Nutrition
NTR 345 Development of Healthy Cuisine

Spring 2014

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Course Number Course Title
NTR 300 Computer Appls in Nutrition

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HON 394 Special Topics
NTR 300 Computer Appls in Nutrition
NTR 394 Special Topics

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
NTR 300 Computer Appls in Nutrition

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
NTR 300 Computer Appls in Nutrition
NTR 394 Special Topics

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
NTR 300 Computer Appls in Nutrition

Spring 2012

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Course Number Course Title
NTR 598 Special Topics

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
NTR 394 Special Topics

Summer 2011

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Course Number Course Title
NTR 300 Computer Appls in Nutrition

Spring 2011

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NTR 320 History of Human Nutrition
NTR 598 Special Topics
SOS 590 Reading and Conference

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
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NTR 300 Computer Appls in Nutrition
SOS 536 Food System Sustainability

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Wharton,Christopher Mack * , Wharton,Christopher Mack * , . Food system sustainability in the southwest: Developing a regional action plan to enhance resilience livelihoods and food security across New Mexico. USDA (9/30/2014 - 9/29/2015).
  2. Hughner,Renee Shaw * Wharton,Christopher Mack . Transforming food marketing education: Modules to integrates social justice and research training across undergraduate curricula. SJU (7/15/2013 - 6/30/2014).
  3. Ohri-Vachaspati,Punam * , Buman,Matthew P , Mcclain,Darya Denise , Wharton,Christopher Mack , . Using In-store Marketing to Promote Healthier Food Choices. (6/1/2012 - 12/31/2013).
  4. Wharton,Christopher Mack * Ohri-Vachaspati,Punam . WIC CVV Attitudes and Perceptions. AZ DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES (3/1/2012 - 12/31/2012).
  5. Ohri-Vachaspati,Punam * Wharton,Christopher Mack . Policy Considerations for Improving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program : Making a case for Arizona. AZ DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES (5/2/2011 - 11/4/2011).
  6. Wharton,Christopher Mack * . Modernizing Arizona's Farmers' MarketsThrough New EBT Projects: Expanding and Evaluating Access. USDA-FMPP (9/28/2009 - 9/28/2011).
  7. Wharton,Christopher Mack * . The Development of a sustainable farmers' market association in Arizona: reaching and connecting communiities through local agriculture. USDA-AMS (9/26/2008 - 7/28/2010).

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