Professor and Department Chair, Texas Christian University
Dr. Anne VanBeber, a nutrition educator for over 30 years, is a sought-after expert and author who has been quoted in Better Homes and Gardens, Cooking Light, Yoga Journal, Women’s Health and more. She currently teaches courses at Texas Christian University, including food preparation, meal management, and food and culture. Anne has also led study abroad programs in Seville, Spain, with a focus on food insecurity.
Dr. VanBeber completed culinary arts training at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone and the University of Alaska and became a certified culinary medicine specialist through the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine in New Orleans. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech University, with a double major in home economics education and food and nutrition; and a Master of Science and doctorate from Texas Woman’s University, where she majored in nutrition with a minor in food science. She is also certified in family and consumer sciences through the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Dr. VanBeber is a member of several professional organizations and was named a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2015. She holds multiple awards, including the 2001 Outstanding Dietetics Educator from the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the 2004 Academic Advisor of the Year from the TCU Panhellenic Association and the 2009 Dean’s Teaching Award for significant and meritorious achievement in teaching at TCU.
Favorite food as a kid and now: As a kid, crispy French toast; now, anything Asian.
Favorite way to be physically active: Walking/hiking in a beautiful setting, preferably the mountains on a cool day.
The last adventure you went on: Going to Peru to visit Machu Picchu.