Melinda Hemmelgarn

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Name

Melinda Hemmelgarn

Affiliation

KOPN, freelance writer and radio host

City

Columbia

ST

MO

Country

UNITED STATES

Website

Bio

I’m a Registered Dietitian, writer, speaker and nationally syndicated radio host, a.k.a. the Food Sleuth®.  I have more than 35 years of experience in clinical, academic, and public health nutrition, but a Kellogg Food and Society Policy Fellowship enabled me to truly connect the dots between food, health and agriculture.  I am dedicated to applying critical thinking skills to food and farming media messages, and promoting “food system literacy.” I try to raise awareness about social and environmental issues in our larger food system, and the impact of our food choices on personal and public health. My work can be summed up in one word: “EAT:” Education, Advocacy, and Translating nutrition, health and agriculture research to improve quality of life.

Specialties

Food, nutrition, agriculture and public health; food system literacy.

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Member since:

2005

Recent AHCJ training

Health Journalism 2009 | Health Journalism 2011 | Rural Health Journalism Workshop, 2011 | Health Journalism 2012 | Health Journalism 2013 | Health Journalism 2014 | Health Journalism 2015 | Fellowships | Health Journalism 2016 | Health Journalism 2017 | Health Journalism 2019

Fellowships

HJ2006-MO | HJ2007-MO | HJ2008-MO | HJ2009-MO | HJ2010-MO | HJ2011-MO | HJ2012-MO | HJ2013-MO | HJ2014-MO | HJ2015-MO | HJ2016-MO | HJ2017-MO | 19HJ Missouri