“The nation’s premier food and nutrition guru.” —Huffington Post

Book America’s Favorite Food Scientist as a Speaker for Your Event

Mixing equal parts scientific authority and easy southern charm, Dr. Taylor Wallace is the professor you wish you had. His appearances are fresh, fun and unapologetically geeky, designed to take the intimidation out of complex science. Both rigorous and eminently likeable, Taylor breaks down food myths and then hands you a perfectly caramelized slice of apple cake. Taylor’s mission is to make a healthy and safe food supply accessible to everyone —and to have a delicious time doing it!





Get to Know Dr. Taylor Wallace

  • Researcher: Principal and CEO at the food science research and consulting firm, Think Healthy Group
  • Professor: Faculty in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at George Mason University
  • Spokesperson: Expert speaker, media commentator, blogger, and nutrition author

Taylor C. Wallace, PhD, CFS, FACN, is Principal and CEO at the Think Healthy Group and a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at George Mason University.  His academic research interests are in the area of nutritional interventions to promote health and prevent the onset of chronic disease.  Dr. Wallace has a PhD an MS in Food Science and Nutrition from The Ohio State University and a BS in Food Science from the University of Kentucky.  He operates the popular food and nutrition blog, www.DrTaylorWallace.com, is a member of Forbes Health Advisory Board, and a regular guest commentator in the mainstream media, regularly seen on NBC4 Washington and the Dr. Oz Show. He is a fellow of the American College of Nutrition and is the 2015 recipient of the Charles A. Regus Award, given by the American College of Nutrition for original research and innovation in the field of nutrition. Dr. Wallace is a Senior Fellow of the Center for Magnesium Education & Research, the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Dietary Supplements, Deputy Editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Nutrition Section Editor of Annals of Medicine, the editor of seven academic textbooks, author of over 75 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters, and author of the cookbook, Sizzling Science.  In 2021, the Governor of Kentucky commissioned Dr. Wallace a Kentucky Colonel, the state’s highest title of honor.

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Dr. Taylor Wallace brings in-depth scientific knowledge and passion for nutrition to his presentations!
– Cheryl Hostinak, Executive Director, American Bone Health


Food Science


Global Health and Malnutrition

Chronic Disease Prevention

Food Policy



Board Meetings and Executive Briefings

Colleges and Universities


Global Audiences

“Excellent speaker! Dr. Taylor Wallace presents complex topics in a clear and effective way that engages audiences.  As a well-recognized scientist, I always look forward to hearing him present, which I know will be relevant to public health.
– Joy Dubost, PhD, RD, Head of Scientific Affairs, Americas, Ekaterra
 (formerly Unilever)

Favorite Topics

Stunningly simple ways to feed the world.

Roughly one quarter of the worlds’ children are “stunted,” or too short for their age, which goes hand-in-hand with low weight, malnourishment and impaired cognitive development. Learn about an innovative and replicable intervention in Guatemala using eggs to address stunting and enhance neurodevelopment.

The first 1000 days.

Between conception and a child’s 2nd birthday is a golden period of opportunity where nutrition can support optimal growth, health, and brain development. Learn how individuals and societies can capitalize on this time.

Eat now, play later.

By 2030, one in five Americans will be over the age of 65. Specific nutrient intakes and well-supported diet patterns may contribute to healthy aging and reduce cognitive impairment. Your 80-year-old self will be glad you came to this talk.

Choline: the key vitamin you didn’t know you were missing.

90% of Americans and 92% of pregnant women don’t meet recommended intakes for this essential vitamin, which has been shown to help the body at the cellular level while protecting against liver and muscle dysfunction. Get the where, how and why of this up-and-coming vitamin.

LGBTQ+ nutrition.

It’s vital for health professionals and patients to be educated about the distinct nutritional challenges facing the LGBTQ+, and specifically transgender, community. Under-studied and facing health disparities, transgender men, women and other LGBTQ+ children benefit from tailored nutritional strategies that promote healthy growth, support hormonal profiles, and prevent diet-related illnesses.

Fake food news.

Some food myths, like zombies, just will not die. Others crop up daily on social media, potentially harming millions with unsafe practices or baseless restrictions. From fad diets to maligned additives, learn simple scientific principles to separate the true from the truly bizarre.

Women’s nutrition, from bones to hormones.

Gone are the days when studies done on young men were applied to everyone. Targeted nutritional strategies for women are necessary for strong brains, bones, reproductive health and so much more. From calcium intake, to keto vs. plant-based, to the question of soy… Get clear, evidence-based information to support your long-term health.

The bacteria eaters that may save us all:

How bacteria-specific viruses may be the key to resetting our “fast food” cultured gut microbiome, while targeting infections with laser-precision and solving the crisis of antibiotic resistance.

Giving nutrition a seat at the table.

With 18% of all federal dollars being spent on healthcare and the yearly cost of managing diet-related conditions estimated at $538 billion, the U.S. is in dire need of up-to-date research and overhauled nutrition recommendations. Here’s how we can give Americans actionable information, better choices, and effective taxpayer nutrition programs through sound, science-based nutrition policy.

“I really enjoyed the lecture series.  It was well organized and the structure really helped me apply the knowledge learned to real life.  Each lecture was easily understandable, upbeat, and funny.”
– Amy Wang, Student, George Mason University

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