Julie Whittington, RD

Healthy tips from a Registered Dietitian

Settlement requires FDA to decide if BPA should be banned from food industry

In 2008, the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed a petition to the FDA to ban the use of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in the food industry.  BPA is … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Healthful ways to add calories and gain weight

Looking to add calories to your diet or the diet of a loved one?  Although it may be surprising, since most Americans seek to cut out calories from their diets, … Continue reading

February 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Managing picky eaters – today on NBC’s Charlotte Today

Tune in to NBC at 11:00 a.m. to watch me discuss picky eating among children and how to manage it. http://www.wcnc.com/charlotte-today http://www2.statesville.com/news/2011/sep/15/column-be-firm-patient-your-picky-eaters-ar-1396470/

October 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

Kid-Friendly, Dietitian-Approved Lunchbox Ideas

This year at Bethel Presbyterian Weekday Preschool, our youngsters have the chance to get a taste of lunchtime at school!  Each school day, parents will pack lunch for their children.  … Continue reading

February 1, 2011 · 1 Comment

Feeding Our Preschoolers Well

Do you think you serve your preschooler appropriate amounts of foods?  With all the kids’ food products out there, and oversized kids’ portions at restaurants, it can be difficult to … Continue reading

October 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

Preschoolers’ Bone Health

1-3 year-olds need 500 mg calcium and >400 IU vitamin D 4-5 year-olds need 800 mg calcium and >400 IU vitamin D The DV (Daily Value) for Calcium is 1000 … Continue reading

October 12, 2010 · 5 Comments

Crafty autumn meal ideas to entice friends and family

October presents lots of opportunities to be crafty with food.  Especially when it comes to Halloween-themed recipes, everything from orange carrots and purple eggplants to pumpkin bread and chocolate bat-shaped … Continue reading

October 7, 2010 · Leave a comment

Families can eat well and be active together this summer

Summer presents a great opportunity for focusing on family health and well-being.  With school out of session and family vacations on the upswing, summer can be a great time to … Continue reading

June 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

Airplane-friendly, healthy snacks a must for summer travel

As summer draws closer, many of us will be increasing air travel to various locations.  Whether to visit friends, family or for business trips, staying well nourished will help us … Continue reading

June 3, 2010 · Leave a comment

Pesticides on fruits and vegetables found to increase risk of ADHD

Research results favor organic fruits and vegetables again.  According to Harvard researchers evaluating the topic, there appears to be a link between pesticide exposure and the development of ADHD (Attention … Continue reading

June 3, 2010 · Leave a comment
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