Christopher Wharton, PhD | Founder, Chow Locally
Conscious Local Living March 2012 - LOCAL FACE:
Christopher Wharton, PhD | Founder, Chow Locally. Chow Locally is an online marketplace for you to connect with the best local foods available. You will be amazed at the incredible variety of delicious, fresh foods your community has to offer! Healthy and sustainable eating made easy by the Chow Share program, order exactly what you want with their custom-order option.
went on to complete a PhD at Arizona State University, after which he took a postdoctoral research position at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University. His focus there was food policy, food environment, and obesity prevention.
Chris came back to ASU in 2007 as a professor in Nutrition in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion. At ASU, he broadened his research and teaching to include focuses on local food systems and sustainability. After working hard to improve food access through local foods programs like farmers’ markets, Chris realized how important the broader local food system could be in improving health, community, and the environment. It was about this time that Chris met Derek, and the idea of Chow Locally was born. Chris is excited about Chow Locally because it offers a solution to so many concerns people have about food these days. It gives people the chance to buy food that is local, fresh, healthy, ethical, and sustainable. You can’t eat better food than that.