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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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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Did you know that glyphosate is the most commonly used herbicide globally, and decades of scientific research link it to a range of diseases, inclu...

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Do you know the multiple benefits of organic food and farming systems? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, fo...

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Do you know the difference between “biological” and “conventional” farming? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgar...

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Did you know that our food system can help build social networks and create greater empathy? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian,...

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Did you know that there are parallels between the microbial worlds in our gut and the soil? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, ...

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Did you know that Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with diet and exercise? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn,...

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Are you one of approximately 170 million Americans who take dietary supplements? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemm...

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Did you know that climate change is the most urgent challenge facing our food system and public health? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered ...

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Did you know that most meat animals in the United States are currently raised with the assistance of antibiotics? Eighty percent of the antibiotics...

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Did you know that 2017 has been designated “The year of climate change and health” by the American Public Health Association? Join Food Sleuth Radi...

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Did you know that EPA’s “approval” of a pesticide does not equate with product safety? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melind...

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Did you know that what we eat shapes who we are and vice versa? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her i...

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Did you know that consumer demand for organic food continues to grow, despite the struggle of U.S. farmers to keep up with demand? Do you understan...

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Do you know the benefits of organic farming? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Jim R...

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Did you know that organic agriculture could make a significant contribution in helping to “feed the world?” Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registe...

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Did you know the “natural” label has very few standards and has no means for verification? Are you confused about the definition of “free range,” ...

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