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Taylor Wallace, PhD, CFS, FACN

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Taylor C. Wallace, PhD, CFS, FACN, is the Principal Consultant at the Think Healthy Group and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at George Mason University. Prior to founding the Think Healthy Group, Dr. Wallace served as the Senior Director of Science Policy and Government Relations at the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) and the Senior Director of Scientific Programs at the National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA), a public-private partnership, managed and operated by the NOF. He has extensive experience in developing and implementing comprehensive and evidence-based scientific, policy and legislative programs in the fields of nutrition and food science. His academic research interests are in the area of nutritional interventions (micronutrient and dietary bioactive components) to promote health and prevent the onset of chronic disease. Dr. Wallace’s background includes a PhD and an MS in Food Science and Nutrition from The Ohio State University and a BS in Food Science and Technology from the University of Kentucky. In his free time, Dr. Wallace manages and operates a large food and nutrition blog,, where he provides science-based nutrition, food safety, and food technology information to the general public and consumer media. Dr. Wallace has served on the Boards of Directors of the Institute of Food Technologists and Feeding Tomorrow. 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 in the field of nutrition. Dr. Wallace is an editor of four academic textbooks and has authored over 30 peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters.


PhD, Food Science and Nutrition, The Ohio State University

MS, Food Science and Nutrition, The Ohio State University

BS, Food Science and Technology, University of Kentucky

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Research Interests

  • Nutritional interventions (micronutrient and dietary bioactive components) to promote health and prevent the onset of chronic disease


Weaver, C.M., Janz, K., Kalkwarf, H., Lappe, J., Lewis, R., Gordon, C., Wallace, T.C., Zemel, B. (2016). National Osteoporosis Foundation’s position statement on peak bone mass development and lifestyle factors: A systematic review and implementation recommendations. Osteoporosis International, 27, 1281-1386.

Wallace, T.C., & Fulgoni, V.L. III. (2016). Assessment of total choline intakes in the United States. The Journal of the American College of Nutrition. (online first).

Costello, R.B., Wallace, T.C., & Rosanoff, A. (2016). Nutrient brief: Magnesium. Advances in Nutrition 7(1),199-201.

Weaver, C.M., Alexander, D., Boushey, C.J., Dawson-Hughes, B., Lappe, J.M., Liu, S., LeBoff, M.S., Looker, A.C., Wallace, T.C., & Wang, D.D. (2016). Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation and risk of fractures: An updated meta-analysis from the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Osteoporosis International, 27, 367-376.

Wallace, T.C., Slavin, M., & Frankenfeld, C.L. (2016). Systematic review of anthocyanins and markers of cardiovascular disease. Nutrients, 8, 32.

Wallace, T.C., & Giusti, M.M. (2015). Nutrient brief: Anthocyanins. Advances in Nutrition, 6, 1-3.

Wallace, T.C. (2015). Twenty years of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act – How should dietary supplements be regulated? The Journal of Nutrition, 145, 1683-1686.

Wallace, T.C., Blumberg, J.B., Johnson, E.J., & Shao, A. (2015). Dietary bioactives: establishing a framework for recommended intakes. Advances in Nutrition, 6(1),1-4.

Wallace, T.C., & Fulgoni, V.L. III. (2014).  Examination of multivitamin/mineral intakes in the United States, 2007-2010. The Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 33(2), 94-102.

Wallace, T.C., Fulgoni, V.L. III, & Reider, C. (2013). Calcium and vitamin D disparities are related to gender, age, race, household income level, and weight classification but not vegetarian status in the United States: analysis of the NHANES 2001–2008 dataset. The Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 32(5), 321-330.

Wallace, T.C., MacKay, D., Ritz, B.W., McBurney, M., Shao, A., Miller, J., Brooks, J., & Hendricks, L. (2013) An industry perspective: dietary supplements and mortality rates in older women. Journal of Dietary Supplements, 10(2), 85-92.

Wallace, T.C. (2012) Dietary reference intakes and nutrition labeling: updating the daily values for vitamins and minerals. The Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 31(4), 233-238.

Heaney, R.P., Kopecky, S., Maki, K.C., Hathcock, J., MacKay, D., & Wallace ,T.C. (2012). A review of calcium supplements and cardiovascular disease risk. Advances in Nutrition, 3(6), 763–771.

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