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Christopher Wharton

Interim School Dir & Asc Prof
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4320
Interim School Dir & Asc Prof
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9020
Interim School Dir & Asc Prof
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9020
Biography

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

  • Eakin H, Connors JP, Wharton CM, Bertmann F*, Xiong A, Stoltzfus J. Identifying attributes of food system sustainability: Emerging themes and consensus. J Ag Food Human Val. 2016:1-17
  • Wharton CM, Hughner R, MacMillan AL*.  Community Supported Agriculture Programs: A Novel Venue for Theory-Based Health Behavior Change Interventions.  Ecol Food Nutr. 2015;54(3):280-301.
  • Wharton, C.M., Cunningham, B., Sterner, D., Johnston, C. (2014)Diet self-monitoring, but not dietary quality, improves with use of smart phone app technology.  J Nutr Ed Behav. 46(5):440-444.
  • Bertmann F, Barroso C, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Hampl J, Sell K, Wharton CM. WIC CVV use in Arizona: A qualitative exploration of barriers and strategies related to fruit and vegetable purchases. J Nutr Ed Behav. 2014;46(3 Suppl):S53-S58.
  • 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.

Research Interests

LIfestyle-wide behavior change, Voluntary Simplicity, 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 system sustainability in the southwest: Developing a regional action plan to enhance resilience, livelihoods, and food security across New Mexico and Arizona,” 2014-2016 ($23,263)
  • 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

Lifestyle-wide Behavior Change, Voluntary Simplicity, Healthy Food Production and Distribution, Food Systems and Sustainability, Local Food Programs, Food Security

Research Activity
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
NTR 353The Western Diet
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
NTR 353The Western Diet
Summer 2016
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NTR 353The Western Diet
NTR 533Diet Ethics and Policy
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
NTR 353The Western Diet
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
NTR 353The Western Diet
HON 394Special Topics
Summer 2015
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NTR 300Computer Appls in Nutrition
NTR 353The Western Diet
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
NTR 353The Western Diet
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
NTR 353The Western Diet
HON 394Special Topics
Summer 2014
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NTR 300Computer Appls in Nutrition
NTR 345Development of Healthy Cuisine
Spring 2014
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NTR 300Computer Appls in Nutrition
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
NTR 300Computer Appls in Nutrition
NTR 394Special Topics
HON 394Special Topics
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
NTR 300Computer Appls in Nutrition
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
NTR 300Computer Appls in Nutrition
NTR 394Special Topics