Food Sleuth Radio

Series produced by Dan Hemmelgarn

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Join Melinda Hemmelgarn, a registered dietitian and investigative nutritionist, for 28-minute, weekly interviews with national experts in food, health and agriculture. From physicians to film makers, writers, farmers, scientists and chefs, Food Sleuth Radio navigates our complicated food system. You’ll discover how farm and food policies impact our environment and public health, and learn the secrets to eating well. Provocative, practical and personal, Food Sleuth Radio helps us think beyond our plates to find “food truth.”
Award-winning Food Sleuth Radio ranks among the top national “green food radio shows.” If you care about what you eat, tune in!

Melinda Hemmelgarn is a registered dietitian, “investigative nutritionist,” award-winning writer and Food Sleuth Radio host. With 30 years’ experience in clinical, academic and public health nutrition, she’s a trusted consumer advocate, and an engaging and energizing national speaker.

For 20 years, Melinda wrote a weekly, trademarked Food Sleuth newspaper column for the Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune. She has published articles in the American Journal of Nursing, Today's Dietitian, Natural Awakenings, ACRES, Current Health, and Edible Communities magazines.

Prior to her freelance writing, speaking and radio career, Melinda developed and directed the Nutrition Communications Center at the University of Missouri. In 2004, she received a Food and Society Policy Fellowship which allowed her to connect the dots between food, health and agriculture. Today she uniquely applies critical thinking skills to media messages about food and farm policy to advance "food system literacy."

Melinda received her B.S. in Dietetics from Florida State University; her M.S. in Human Nutrition and Food Systems from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and completed a dietetic internship through Cornell University at the New York Hospital.
She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists, National Association for Media Literacy Education, and the American Dietetic Association’s Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Practice Group.

Food Sleuth Radio has been produced by Dan Hemmelgarn at KOPN Studios in Columbia, MO since June, 2009. The “Mother Nature Network” ranked the show among the “top national green food radio shows” in 2009, and in 2011, Food Sleuth Radio won 1st place for radio interview from the National Federation of Press Women.

Contact: Dan Hemmelgarn: hemmelgarndan@gmail.com; 573-449-3720 Hide full description

Melinda Hemmelgarn is a registered dietitian, “investigative nutritionist,” award-winning writer and Food Sleuth Radio host. With 30 years’ experience in clinical, academic and public health nutrition, she’s a trusted consumer advocate, and an engaging and energizing national speaker. For 20 years, Melinda wrote a weekly, trademarked Food Sleuth newspaper column for the Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune. She has published articles in the American Journal of Nursing, Today's Dietitian, Natural Awakenings, ACRES, Current Health, and Edible Communities magazines. Prior to her freelance writing, speaking and radio career, Melinda developed and directed the Nutrition Communications Center at the University of Missouri. In 2004, she received a Food and Society Policy Fellowship which allowed... Show full description


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Do you know how to navigate food labels in the marketplace? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her inter...

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Did you know that the Lancet Commission has referred to climate change as both the biggest public health crisis, and biggest public health opportun...

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Did you know that organic food and farming have far reaching impacts on our environment and health? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Diet...

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Did you know that food is intimately connected with issues of justice, equity and community? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian,...

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Did you know that farmer suicides have become a global epidemic? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her...

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Did you know that the National Organic Standards Board helps maintain the integrity of the organic seal? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered...

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Did you know that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently published an extensive report reviewing the research on the...

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Did you know that food and agriculture are at the nexus of critical 21st century issues of climate change, water scarcity, hunger and energy use? J...

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Did you know that most breast cancer is the result of exposures to environmental toxins in combination with genetic susceptibility, and stage of li...

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Did you know that the biotech industry works to discredit and silence scientists who question the health and safety of genetically engineered crops...

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Did you know that the American Heart Association recommends eating fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids (Salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, ...

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Did you know that we are all inter-connected, with each other and our environment? And that healing is a process, hope an energy source, and forgiv...

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Did you know that both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are “essential” for our health? Are you confused by which fats are best and how much we need...

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Did you know that when we eat during the day (meal timing) affects the way our bodies handle calories, and can help us lose weight, control blood s...

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Did you know that more education isn’t enough to help people make better food choices? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melind...

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Did you know that media (words and images) influence how we think about food, and ourselves? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, ...

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Did you know that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, is the largest expenditure in our Federal Fa...

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