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James E. Painter, Ph.D., R.D.

Behavioral eating expert James Painter, Ph.D., R.D., is professor and chair of School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University. He received a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University, Master's degree from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in Nutrition.

Jim has been a Registered Dietitian since 1980. From 1982 - 1991 he worked for Marriott Corporation as a food service director and chief clinical dietitian. Jim is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the Society for Nutrition Education. 

From 1991 - 2003 he taught Nutrition and Hospitality Management at the University of Illinois.

Jim has been the recipient of numerous grants that have focused on Nutrition Education. He has more than 100 peer reviewed publications and presentations. His current studies focus on obesity and what causes people to eat the way they do.