About Grain Foods Foundation:

Glenn Gaesser, PhD - Chairman

Professor and Director, Exercise and Wellness Program
Director, Healthy Lifestyles Research Center
Arizona State University

Glenn Gaesser is a professor and director of the Healthy Lifestyles Research Center, and the Exercise and Wellness Program, at Arizona State University. Professor Gaesser has had prior faculty appointments at the University of Virginia and UCLA. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Professor Gaesser has conducted research and published articles on fitness and health, and on metabolic and cardiovascular responses to acute and chronic exercise, in scientific journals, trade publications, newsletters and Internet sites. He also studies the role of diet in health. He is the author or co-author of several books, including Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Your Health (Gurze, 2002), The Spark: The Revolutionary New Plan to Get Fit and Lose Weight 10 Minutes at a Time (Fireside/Simon & Schuster, 2002); and It's the Calories, Not the Carbs (Trafford/Wheat Foods, 2004).

Professor Gaesser has given more than 200 invited regional, national and international presentations to a variety of professional, business, and lay audiences on the subjects of health, fitness and body weight, and is interviewed frequently by the media on these topics. He has appeared on Good Morning America, ABC's 20/20, World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, NBC Nightly News, CNN, Dateline NBC and dozens of regional talk/news shows. In addition, he has been a guest on more than 70 radio shows in North America and has been interviewed for stories on body weight, fitness and health for more than 100 newspapers and magazines throughout the world. In 1999 he received a public service award from the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders for his "dedication to and promotion of health and rationality concerning body weight and fitness."

Professor Gaesser was graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, where he also received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees with a specialization in exercise physiology.