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Charles Stuart Platkin

CHARLES PLATKIN, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H., THE DIET DETECTIVE is one of the country's leading nutrition and public health advocates, whose syndicated health, nutrition and fitness column, the Diet Detective appears in more than 100 daily newspapers and media outlets. Dr. Platkin is also the  founder of DietDetective.com, which offers more than 500 articles and interviews on nutrition, food, and fitness. Platkin is a health expert and blogger featured on Everydayhealth.com, Active.com and Fitnessmagazine.com. Additionally, Platkin is a Distinguished Lecturer at the Hunter College School of Urban Public Health and the CUNY School of Public Health in New York City.


Dr. Platkin has been quoted as a health expert in thousands of publications, including USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Oprah, Time, Newsweek, Ladies Home Journal, Men's Health, Shape, Self and Fitness. He has also appeared on NBC's The Today Show, ABC News Nightline, National Public Radio, CNN, CNBC, CBS's The Early Show, the BBC, and others.  Platkin was the host of WE tv's series, I Want To Save Your Life.

Platkin, was also the founder of Integrated Wellness Solutions (IWS).  IWS worked to develop corporate wellness initiatives including sophisticated online health tools, algorithm based diet and fitness programs,  as well as print related content to market health behavior change.  IWS also worked with pharmaceutical companies (including Roche and Pfizer) creating digital strategies and tools to assist with patient behavior change.  These programs included the first ever Registered Dietitian nutritional counseling via email program with more than 100,000 patients.

Dr. Platkin was the president and founder of Marinex, a forerunner in health consulting and media relations. Additionally, he was the General Counsel and Vice-President of News Communications, Inc., a publicly-traded newspaper and magazine company based in Manhattan that published The Hill in Washington, and Dan's Papers in the Hamptons, among others.

He is a member of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, the American Obesity Association, Society for Public Health Education, Society for Nutrition Education, The American Public Health Association, Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Society), the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health and the American Council on Exercise. He is also an ACE certified personal trainer and licensed to practice law in New York State.

Dr. Platkin is the author of seven books. His first book, "Breaking the Pattern" was a bestseller in hardcover; it has been used by addiction clinics to assist patients with resolving drug and alcohol-related issues and more than 20 universities around the country as a text to teach behavioral change techniques to nutrition and dietetic counseling students. His latest books are The Diet Detective's Count Down (Simon and Schuster, 2007), The Diet Detective's Calorie Bargain Bible (Simon and Schuster, 2008), The Diet Detective's Diet Starter Kit (Diversion, 2011), and The Diet Detective's All American Diet (Rodale, 2012).

Platkin is a co-founder and strategic adviser at Diversion Books (www.DiversionBooks.com), a leading eBook publisher.

He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, a law degree from Fordham University, a Master of Public Health from Florida International University, and a Ph.D. in Public Health from Florida International University.

More Information:
Diet Detective TV Show Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVxGgW6YXTw
Diet Detective Information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Fh6r8QTU5Ds
Diet Detective Featured on ABC News Nightline: http://iwellsolutions.com/platkin/Nightline.php.htm
Diet Detective on Mike and Juliet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGtBMJBSrwQ
Diet Detective on Rachel Ray: http://iwellsolutions.com/platkin/rachelray.php.htm
Meet the Diet Detective: http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid271548328?bctid=19896554001
Diet Detective on Dr. Oz Show: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/diet-detective-low-calorie-spaghetti-and-meatballs