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Food and Nutrition
Christopher Wharton is an assistant professor of Nutrition in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. He received his undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After completing his PhD at Arizona State University, he took a postdoctoral research position at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University. His focus there was food policy and the extent to which individuals have access to healthy foods in a variety of environments.
Dr. Wharton became an assistant professor at ASU in 2007, where he broadened his research interests to include focuses on food systems, food security, and sustainability. In particular, he focuses on factors affecting the ability of farmers’ markets to reach underserved populations through food assistance programs such as WIC and SNAP. Dr. Wharton also studies the impact of the food environment on food choice, and the morality of food choice. RSVP for your spot.
Cheyenne Rowell started her path of entrepreneurship in 2002 with Your Best Event, an event planning and cake artistry company. During the next eight years she tried to find a commercial kitchen she could use for her cake business. With no luck, she decided to open her own shared use kitchen, Arizona Commercial Kitchens. Her love of events and connecting people inspired Cheyenne to create Kitchen Pair, Inc. an online database of shared use kitchens and host of culinary events nationwide, bridging the gap between great cooks and great business. Cheyenne is also a mother to four beautiful children and currently resides in Gilbert. Cheyenne is available the second Wednesday of each month from noon to 3 p.m. RSVP for your spot.