Winston Craig

Winston Craig

Winston Craig

Title: Professor Emeritus
Phone: (269) 471-3370


PhD in Organic Chemistry, University
of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia

Master of Public Health, Loma Linda
University, California

Registered Dietitian since 1983.


Winston J Craig is Professor of Nutrition and Director of the dietetics internship program at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, where he has taught health and nutrition classes since 1987. Dr Craig received his PhD degree in Organic Chemistry (in the field of terpenoid chemistry) from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia and a Master of Public Health degree in Nutrition from Loma Linda University, California. He is a registered dietitian and holds membership in the American College of Nutrition, the American Society of Nutrition Sciences, the American Dietetic Association and Sigma Xi.                            

Before his tenure at Andrews University he was a faculty member at Loma Linda University, California and at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He has authored 20 articles for scholarly journals and over 225 nutrition articles for health publications. He is a regular contributor to Vibrant Life Magazine and has written seven chapters for various nutrition books. Books he has authored include Nutrition and Wellness: A Vegetarian Way to Better Health; The Use and Safety of Commonly Used Herbs and Herbal Teas; Eating for Good Health; Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle; and Herbs for Your Health.  In 2009, he co-authored the ADA position paper on vegetarian diets.

His research interests include the health-promoting properties of phytochemicals, the role of plant-based diet in preventing chronic diseases, and the disease-preventing properties of herbs and spices. His hobbies include wildlife and wildflower photography, travel, hiking, birding and backpacking.

Current Research or Professional Activities

Nutrition Concerns and Health Effects of Vegetarian Diets.
Nutrition in Clinical Practice 2010; 25 (6): 613-620
Craig, WJ

Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian Diets
Journal of the American Dietetic Association 2009; 1266-1282.
Craig, WJ and Mangels, AR.