Melinda Hemmelgarn, a.k.a. the Food Sleuth®, is an award-winning writer, speaker, and nationally syndicated radio host, with more than 35 years’ experience in clinical, academic, and public health nutrition.
Recognizing the power of media to influence food choice, Melinda created and directed the Nutrition Communication Center at the University of Missouri – Columbia, and blazed the trail blending media literacy with nutrition education.
She wrote a weekly newspaper column for 25 years, and hosted “Food Sleuth TV” on community access television. Her weekly Food Sleuth Radio program, in its 8th year, is syndicated through Pacifica and Public Radio Exchange, and ranks among the nation’s top “green food radio shows.”