Janice L. Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM, University of Bristol and University of New Mexico.
Janice Thompson earned a doctorate in exercise physiology and nutrition at Arizona State University. She is currently Professor of Public Health Nutrition at the University of Bristol in the Department of Exercise and Health Sciences and is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Her research focuses on designing and assessing the impact of nutrition and physical activity interventions to reduce the risks for obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes in high-risk populations. She also teaches nutrition and research methods courses and mentors graduate research students.
Janice is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a member of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), and The Nutrition Society. Janice won an undergraduate teaching award while at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. In addition to The Science of Nutrition, Janice coauthored the Benjamin Cummings textbooks Nutrition: An Applied Approach and Nutrition for Life with Melinda Manore.
Janice loves hiking, yoga, traveling, and cooking and eating delicious food. She likes almost every vegetable except fennel and believes chocolate should be listed as a food group.
Melinda M. Manore, Ph.D., RD, CSSD, FACSM, Oregon State University
Melinda Manore earned a doctorate in human nutrition with a minor in exercise physiology at Oregon State University (OSU). She is the past chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Management at OSU and is currently a professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences. Prior to her tenure at OSU, she taught at Arizona State University for 17 years. Melinda's area of expertise is nutrition and exercise, especially the role of diet and exercise in health and prevention of chronic disease, exercise performance, weight control, and micronutrient needs. She has a special focus on the energy and nutritional needs of active women and girls across the life cycle. Melinda is an active member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She is the past chair of the ADA Research Committee and the Research Dietetic Practice Group and served on the ADA Obesity Steering Committee. She is a Fellow and current Vice-President of the ACSM.
Melinda is also a member of the American Society of Nutrition (ASN) and the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO) and serves as chair of the USDA Nutrition and Health Committee for Program Guidance and Planning. Melinda writes the nutrition column and is an associate editor for the ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal, serves on editorial boards of numerous research journals, and has won awards for excellence in research and teaching. She has also coauthored the Benjamin Cummings textbooks Nutrition: An Applied Approach and Nutrition for Life with Janice Thompson.
Melinda is an avid walker, hiker, and former runner who loves to garden, cook, and eat great food. She is also an amateur birder
Judy Sheeshka earned a PhD in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph, where she currently is an Associate Professor. Her research interests include nutrition policy, behaviour change theory, and risk perception. She has been actively involved in the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research and is an Editor-in-Chief for the American Journal of Health Promotion.