Areas of Expertise:
- Aging and Nutrition
- Behavior and Lifestyle Modification
- Elderly Nutrition/Gerontology
- Men's Nutrition
- Obesity and Weight Management
Planells works as lead dietitian in the home-based primary care program at the Veterans Administration in Puget Sound. He is also owner of a private practice and consulting firm. Planells is President of the Greater Seattle Dietetic Association and President-elect of the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. He has been honored for his work as chair of the Academy's National Organization of Men in Nutrition member interest group for recruiting and retaining men in the dietetics profession. Planells holds a certificate in adult weight management. He is a graduate of Tulane University and earned a master's degree from Columbia University.