"Food Sleuth" Melinda Hemmelgarn is an avid supporter of organic, sustainable diets. She's a registered dietitian and investigative nutritionist who leaves no stone unturned when connecting the dots between food, agriculture and health. With humor, kindness and enthusiasm, Melinda helps readers think beyond their plates to understand how our daily food choices affect personal health and the planet our children will inherit. In Beyond the Plate, Melinda provides news you can use to feel even more confident about the food choices you make for your family. Bon appétit!
Can you imagine a world without functioning antibiotics? Melinda discusses what's causing antibiotic resistance, and how organic agriculture helps keep them working. Plus sound advice on keeping yourself healthy, without antibiotics.
If you thought you were witnessing an unusual rise in food allergies among children, you're right. Do contaminants in our environment and food play a role?
Let's help more parents understand the unintended consequences of pesticide use, and how these chemicals could harm our families' health.
Think about it: our food choices not only affect our personal health; they also influence our future. Get the nutrition lowdown and more on organic dairy.
Research shows that for children with ADHD, time spent in nature results in benefits comparable to drug therapy.
Learn why eggs just might be the perfect package for easy, nutritious, affordable dining.
Mother knew about the importance of breakfast, long before the research came along to back her up. Here's what makes your morning, and why.
Isn't being grateful what the season is really all about?
Your organic feast contributes optimal nutrition to your family, while protecting the earth.
Scary but true: Most of us are "in the dark" about widespread genetic experiments on our food supply and environment.
Stop at any supermarket and you'll find an overwhelming assortment of back-to-school lunch-box options. Unfortunately, many of those colorful, kid-friendly packages disguise low-nutrient, empty-calorie foods. Get the labeling lowdown.
Does your child’s lunch box make the grade? These seven simple lunch box strategies will earn you high marks and gold stars!
Family road trips can easily turn into a hassle, nutrition-wise -- if you’re not prepared. Follow this road map to have fun, stick to your budget, and enjoy regional roadway cuisine.