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Dietitian Melinda Hemmelgarn helps listeners “think beyond their plates,” connect the dots between food, health and agriculture, and find food truth.

Food Sleuth Radio Melinda Hemmelgarn

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

Dietitian Melinda Hemmelgarn helps listeners “think beyond their plates,” connect the dots between food, health and agriculture, and find food truth.

    Danielle Dreilinger, author of The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live

    Danielle Dreilinger, author of The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live

    Did you know that early home economists were advocates for justice and revolutionary scientists? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and registered dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Danielle Dreilinger, award winning journalist and author of The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live (W. W. Norton). Dreilinger discusses the origins of home economics, the broad scope of the profession, its name changes, and why this area of study and work remains critically important in benefiting society today.
    Related website: https://wwnorton.com/books/9781324004493

    • 28 min
    Brad Lancaster, rainwater harvester, permaculturist, regenerative design consultant and author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond.

    Brad Lancaster, rainwater harvester, permaculturist, regenerative design consultant and author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond.

    Did you know that harvested rainwater can be used in arid regions of the world to support food-bearing shade trees, abundant gardens, and a thriving landscape that provides wildlife habitat, beauty, medicinal plants, and more? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Brad Lancaster, rainwater harvester, permaculturist, regenerative design consultant and award-winning author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond. Lancaster describes how he captures rain and grey water, and thereby transformed his community, reduced temperatures, and improved health.
    Related website: https://www.harvestingrainwater.com/

    • 28 min
    Kari Hamerschlag, Deputy Director of Friends of the Earth’s Food and Agriculture Program and the Climate-Friendly Food Program. (Part 2 of 2)

    Kari Hamerschlag, Deputy Director of Friends of the Earth’s Food and Agriculture Program and the Climate-Friendly Food Program. (Part 2 of 2)

    Did you know that our food and agricultural practices can have either a beneficial or detrimental impact on the global climate crisis? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and registered dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Kari Hamerschlag, Deputy Director of Friends of the Earth’s Food and Agriculture Program and the Climate-Friendly Food Program. Hamerschlag discusses findings from the “Farming for the Future” Report which explains the connections between food, agriculture and climate change, and agroecological solutions.
    (See: https://1bps6437gg8c169i0y1drtgz-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/legacy/FOE_Farming_for_the_Future_Final.pdf ). She also describes the multiple benefits of climate-friendly schools meals, including cost-savings to school districts.
    (Part 2 of 2)
    Related website: “Shrinking the Carbon and Water Foot Print of School Food: A Recipe for Combating Climate Change:” https://foe.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/webiva_fs_2/FOE_FoodPrintExecSumm_7.pdf

    • 28 min
    Kari Hamerschlag, Deputy Director of Friends of the Earth’s Food and Agriculture Program and the Climate-Friendly Food Program.

    Kari Hamerschlag, Deputy Director of Friends of the Earth’s Food and Agriculture Program and the Climate-Friendly Food Program.

    Did you know that The UN Secretary-General has called the climate crisis a “code red” warning for humanity, yet multinational development banks (MDBs) continue to pump public money into climate-unfriendly industrial animal agriculture? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and registered dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Kari Hamerschlag, Deputy Director of Friends of the Earth’s Food and Agriculture Program and the Climate-Friendly Food Program. Hamerschlag discusses her research on multinational development banks, and their role in funding industrial livestock operations (CAFOs), thereby ignoring warnings from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification. Both the IPCC and the U.N. advise transforming and scaling back greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from CAFOs in order to build resiliency and reach Paris climate goals. (Part 1)
    Related website: https://foodtank.com/news/2022/06/public-banks-are-breaking-their-climate-pledges/

    • 28 min
    David Wiss, Ph.D., Registered Dietitian, founder of Nutrition in Recovery and Wise Mind Nutrition.

    David Wiss, Ph.D., Registered Dietitian, founder of Nutrition in Recovery and Wise Mind Nutrition.

    Did you know that mental health is influenced by what and how we eat? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and registered dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with David Wiss, Ph.D., Registered Dietitian, and founder of Nutrition in Recovery and Wise Mind Nutrition.
    Wiss discusses his career path and practice. He developed Wise Mind Nutrition to provide information on adverse childhood experiences, disordered eating, food addiction, depression, trauma-informed care, resilience in recovery, and more. As Wiss explains, whole, fiber-rich foods help nourish gut bacteria, which influence both physical and mental health.
    Related website: https://wisemindnutrition.com/

    • 28 min
    Faith Rogow, Ph.D., media literacy educator, founding President of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, and author of Media Literacy for Young Children: Teaching Beyond the Screen Time Debates

    Faith Rogow, Ph.D., media literacy educator, founding President of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, and author of Media Literacy for Young Children: Teaching Beyond the Screen Time Debates

    Did you know that media literacy is essential for a healthy democracy and planet? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and registered dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Faith Rogow, Ph.D., media literacy educator, founder of Insighters Education, and author of Media Literacy for Young Children: Teaching Beyond the Screen Time Debates. Rogow is an expert in helping us navigate media images and messages, tease out mis- and dis-information, and understand media’s power to influence how we think and feel. In an uncertain world, Rogow helps us respond with imagination rather than fear.
    Related website: https://insighterseducation.com/

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

annlnt ,

RD/farm girl

Hi,
I’m a retired dietitian and live your podcast. My daughter is a QA in a been production plant.
I wanted your thoughts in the huge windmills going up on farms, land that you’ll never get back. I grew up in Indiana and was shocked upon seeing these huge ugly windmills that are forever ruining our landscape. None if the energy that is produced there is used by the people of Indiana. Instead it goes to New York. If New York wants these why don’t they have them in their backyard.
I loved growing up in a small family farm. I think that why I became an RD. Best of luck in. Saving them family farm, minus the huge windmills. Please try to investigate these.

Thanks,

Ann LaFontaine

GTFMT ,

Food Sleuth Radio

This podcast is evidence-based, informative and outstanding! The topics are relevant. Thank you to the host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for choosing such timely topics and excellent guest speakers!
Carolyn Craven, Great Falls MT

JanFSS ,

Put on your must listen list!

I love it and share these highly informative and well done interviews!I’m not being a conspiracy theorist when I tell people that our government doesn’t enforce organic standards.

I had a Whole Foods manager tell me the GMO-free label meant that no glyphosate was used on the food.

He’s clueless, and every organic grocer & shopper should consider these as required listening.

Every college nutrition professor and dietetics studynt as well!

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