Areas of Expertise:
- Aging and Nutrition
- Behavior and Lifestyle Modification
- Elderly Nutrition/Gerontology
- Men's Nutrition
- Obesity and Weight Management
Planells is the owner of a private practice/consulting firm. He is a former president of the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Greater Seattle Dietetic Association. Planells 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. He is a member of the Academy's Food and Culinary Professionals dietetic practice group. Planells earned a certificate in adult weight management. He is a graduate of Tulane University and earned a master's degree from Columbia University.