About Us

Nutrition World was founded in 1979 by Ed Jones. Nutrition World believes that our HEALTH is one of our most important gifts in life! We believe that the body was designed to be a self-healing organism and that great health can always be regained and maintained through proper nutrition. Ed believes that in order to reach optimal health we as individuals must take responsibility for own health and not expect others to fix ‘disease‘ without addressing the true cause.

Here at Nutrition World, our top priority is to offer Chattanooga‘s best selection of top quality health products that will meet all the needs of our loyal customers. Nutrition World prides itself on constantly educating their staff so that our customers will always have a place to have their questions answered in a professional and truthful manner. Nutrition World embraces the natural healing philosophy in every area of health that appears to be safe and effective. We will constantly strive to incorporate these therapy modalities at Nutrition World when appropriate.

Thank you for supporting Nutrition World, we are so happy to be able to serve all of your health needs for the past 30 plus years!

Meet Our Staff

Ed Jones – Owner

I started Nutrition World in 1979 at four squares mall in Chattanooga. I have believed in the relationship of nutrition and health since my early teenage years. My commitment is to offer a fully stocked health and nutrition store, that also has a trained experienced staff that can assist you in improving your knowledge about health. We will not compromise for any reason in regard to our ethics and focus solely on natural and holistic health.

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Cady Jones – Owner

Working at Nutrition World is not just a job for me, its my passion. I am filled with a desire to help those around me see how improving your health can impact all areas of your life. I want people to see how food and supplements can change our energy, health, mental state, physical shape, & overall general sense of well being. I am here to help you on your journey to wellness, and I am truly excited about it.


Chase Ballard- General Manager

I have been involved in exercise and nutrition since 2007. I used to be very overweight and suffered from depression and low self-esteem. Using nutrition, exercise and faith, I transformed my life by losing over 100 pounds and have kept it off. I have a hunger for learning about the way the body operates that is unquenchable. I use everything I learn to help empower others. Here at Nutrition World, you have our promise to be informed and never viewed as just another sale but

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Greg Henderson- Manager

I came to the knowledge of health, sport nutrition, and body building in 1987. It was at this time that I met my wife of 19 years, who had several years experience in the field. I’ve been in this business since 1989. I didn’t know then that it would turn into a career. I am truly a health enthusiast! My specialty is body building and sports nutrition.



Seth Gustafson – Manager

I began an interest in health, exercise, and nutrition in high school. Fascinated by the potential development of the human body and its capabilities, I pursued study in biology and nutrition throughout college. Seeking an opportunity to work in the field of health and nutrition, I immersed myself into understanding the intricacies of the human body. Exceeded only by my passion to assist those who would pursue health goals of their own, I will forever be fascinated and drawn to understanding the wondrous human person in every dynamic aspect.


Brian Strickland – Operations Manager

I’ve always been fascinated with the human body and how it functions. After completing a degree in biology, I have continued to increase my knowledge in biological functions and maintaining efficient store operations. It’s amazing that we’re able to utilize natural substances to achieve our optimal health and I continue to learn the important roles that supplements, diet and exercise play in maintaining our overall wellness. I’m extremely grateful to be a part of this knowledgeable team that is dedicated to improving our community’s health.


Kris Johnson– Director of Purchasing

I’ve been working in the Natural Products industry since 1989. I worked for a distributor nearly 15 years and learned plenty there. I then had the opportunity to run my own health food store for four years. At that time I enrolled in the Global College of Nutritional Medicine where I was certified in Nutrition and Herbology. This industry has changed my life in many positive ways and I love to try and help others in the same way.



Shelli Sweeten – Office Manager

I have worked at Nutrition World since May, 2007. I have worked in the nutrition industry for several years. Since the mid 1990’s I have become more interested about learning what can benefit the body. This job keeps me constantly learning.


Mary Ann Bradford – Wellness Advisor

I have over a decade of experience in the vitamin business. I also live the healthy lifestyle by eating an extremely healthy diet and using nutritional supplements to maintain and enhance my health. I have a wealth of information and is an asset to any customer and to Nutrition World.



Edith N. Cintron – Wellness Advisor

In addition to being in the banking world for many years, among other things, my focus of late has been health and wellbeing. My nickname is “Nilly”, and this fits my personality, as I am friendly, loving, and fun.

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Sidni Wheatcroft– Wellness Advisor

From an early age I was taught to be health conscious. I have always enjoyed an active lifestyle and still play tennis and exercise regularly. I started working for Nutrition World four years ago. Besides learning a great deal about nutrition and other health issues, I have also seen my general health improve. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with and learning from the knowledgeable staff at Nutrition World.


Jill Bright – Wellness Advisor

I have a diversified background and hold degrees in Fine Art, Spanish, and Humanities; and while I hold graduate degrees in the field of Counseling and Mental Health, my passion is in holistic natural healing and nutrition through herbs, supplements, and healthy food choices.

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Dorothea Johnson– Wellness Advisor

I have been a licensed Aesthetician for 6 years and I am one of the practitioners working in the Nutrition World Network. I love working at Nutrition World. It allows me to increase my knowledge of supplements and has made my overall health improve. It also has made me a well rounded skin care consultant and specialist.

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Courtney Meadows – Wellness Advisor

For as long as I can remember, nutrition has been a topic that has fascinated me. The more I learn, the more I’m amazed at how truly amazing the human body is. When given the right tools and fuel, our bodies have an incredible ability to both heal themselves and to prevent illness. I have decided to take my passion for nutrition and turn it into a career.

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Jeremy Jones – Operation Specialist

The older I get, the more I realize that we are responsible for our own health and well being. There is no quick fix for the health problems that we have. It’s all about lifestyle change. I am very interested in helping people achieve their goals naturally and I am always reading about and learning holistic methods on health.


Sheron – Store Concierge

I have dedicated and loved spending over 40 of my life in education. My passion is teaching kids new ways to think, learn & grow. No matter the age of a person seeing them learn something new has been what has kept consistent passion in my life. I hope to bring that passion to Nutrition World customers by helping them try delicious yet healthy food. Come in on Monday & Thursdays to try some of our special foods and let me help you find a new food to excite your life!

Meet Our Practitioners and their Staff

Mackie Pierre– Personal Fitness Trainer

Mackie is one of Chattanooga’s most experienced personal trainers. Mackie specializes in adolescents, senior citizens, and athletes. 423-645-0935


Brett Wheatcroft DC – Wheatcroft Family Chiropractic

He specializes in back, neck and extremity pain. Chiropractic treatment is an effective treatment which can help to relieve your back, neck, and extremity pain.  Dr. Wheatcroft also has certification in a soft tissue technique called the Graston Techniquewww.wheatfamilychiro.com



Meredith Bradford– Wheatcroft Family Chiropractic Staff


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