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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 ever wonder how people around the world nourish themselves? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for he...

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Did you know that transformative change is happening across America, one community at a time, even though we don’t hear much about it in the media?...

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Did you know that the citizens of Montgomery County Maryland passed an ordinance banning county-wide use of “cosmetic” pesticides in public and pri...

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Did you know? According to the National Association of Dental Plans , approximately 114 million Americans have no dental coverage, and those who d...

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Did you know that 64 countries around the world have mandatory GMO food labeling laws, including Russia, China, Korea, India, and the European Unio...

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Did you know that children’s developing bodies are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of pesticide exposure – even at very low levels? ...

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Did you know that J. Edgar Hoover expressed concerns over the Black Panthers’ empowering community food programs? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and ...

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Did you know that “invasive” species have historically served as a driving process of evolution? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietiti...

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Did you know the table of tomorrow will need to reflect a more regionalized food system? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Meli...

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Did you know that resilience is an underlying condition of sustainability? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn...

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Did you know that the science our government relies on to determine food safety often comes from corporations whose primary interest is profit? Joi...

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Did you know that dietary supplements are not tested for safety or effectiveness before going to market? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered...

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Did you know that spending time in nature helps children and adults beat depression, reduce anxiety and symptoms of ADHD? Join Food Sleuth Radio ho...

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Did you know that organic food production methods confer nutritional benefits to both plant foods and meat and dairy products? Join Food Sleuth Rad...

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Did you know that the vast majority of genetically engineered crops are engineered to withstand spraying with the herbicide, glyphosate? And that o...

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Did you know that cooperation rather than competition and rugged individualism just may be the secret for saving prosperous rural communities? Join...

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Did you know that smart sports nutrition focuses on “food first” and the “recovery” period post-exercise? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registere...

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Did you know Marler Clark, “The Food Safety Law Firm,” has represented thousands of individuals in claims against food companies whose contaminated...

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Did you know that organic farming systems can reduce nitrate pollution, improve soil and food quality, all while providing bountiful yields? Join F...

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Did you know that vegetarian and vegan diets can help support personal and planetary health? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, ...

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