Melinda Hemmelgarn, MS, RD

Beyond Pesticides Board and Food Sleuth, LLC
Columbia, MO

Melinda Hemmelgarn

Melinda Hemmelgarn, RD is a Registered Dietitian, "investigative" nutritionist, and advocate for social and environmental justice. Her tools: the spoken and written word, in combination with compelling images. She believes in using the power of art and media to influence public opinion, change public policy, and improve quality of life. She is the author of a 25+ year weekly "Food Sleuth" newspaper column, a freelance writer, and syndicated radio host. Her mission: Help people "think beyond their plates;" connect the dots between food, health and agriculture; and, promote critical thinking and "food system literacy."