CHARLES PLATKIN, Ph.D., JD, MPH, is a Distinguished Lecturer at the Hunter College, City University of New York (Emeritus) in New York City, and the former Director of the Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center. Dr. Platkin is the founder and director of the Center for Food as Medicine. Platkin is a nutrition, fitness, and public health advocate, whose syndicated health, nutrition, and fitness column, the Diet Detective appeared in daily newspapers and media outlets throughout the United States. Dr. Platkin is also the founder of Dietdetective.com, which offers more than 700 articles and interviews on nutrition, food, and fitness. Platkin is a health expert and blogger featured on Everydayhealth.com and Active.com. Read full bio.