Melinda Hemmelgarn, MS, RD
Registered Dietitian, freelance writer, inspirational speaker, columnist & radio host
Melinda Hemmelgarn, M.S., R.D., is an award-winning registered dietitian, and veteran print and radio journalist, with 40 years’ experience in clinical, academic, and public health nutrition. As the host of nationally syndicated Food Sleuth Radio, she has interviewed more than 500 experts who connect the dots between food, health and agriculture. Melinda formerly created and directed the Nutrition Communication Center at the University of Missouri, and completed a Kellogg Food and Society Policy Fellowship, which allowed her to examine the role of food and agriculture policy on public health. Today, Melinda focuses her work on “food system literacy,” empowering her audiences to “think beyond their plates” and explore the impact of our food choices and farming methods on public health. Melinda is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists, the Union of Concerned Scientists Science Network, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.