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 Seattle. He is also owner of a private practice and consulting firm. Planells is president of the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and immediate past president of the Greater Seattle Dietetic Association. 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 nutrition and 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.