Associated Press: The Economy of Eating & Childhood Hunger (Video)

Melissa sits down with Associated Press Food Editor J.M. Hirsch in this video interview at the 2011 Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival to discuss childhood hunger, an issue Melissa calls “a local problem of national proportion,” as well as one she understands personally having grown up poor and sometimes without the food and nutrition she needed.  She shares a story from her childhood about how a small action of the office receptionist at her elementary school changed the trajectory of her life.