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

It is 5 o’clock – keep your nutrition and health goals in check

So, the country song goes, “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.”   The song refers to 5 o’clock being the time when some feel it is acceptable to drink alcohol.  And, for … Continue reading

March 1, 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

Hydrate yourself when suffering from the stomach virus

When you are sick with a stomach virus, the last thing you probably want to think about is food.  However, if you are losing food and fluids through vomiting or … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Choose a quality supplement for your nutrient needs – not all “vitamins” are the same

Are you looking for good supplements to accent your diet?  Many of us seek pills to take to try to make up for deficiencies in a not-so-perfect diet. While eating … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · 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

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

Vidalia onions add sweet nutrition to Southern cuisine

If you love onions and Southern cuisine, you surely have Vidalia onions on your grocery list.  Naturally sweet Vidalia onions grow in Georgia – in 20 counties – and are … Continue reading

May 15, 2010 · Leave a comment

Registered Dietitian Day – A great time to consider meeting with an RD!

A common question I receive is, “What is the difference between a registered dietitian and a nutritionist?”  As a registered dietitian (RD), I am proud to highlight myself as both … Continue reading

March 8, 2010 · Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day and chocolate – a heart-healthy match!

Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go hand-in-hand.  Have you eaten any (or will you) lately?  Being that Valentine’s Day just passed, chances are reasonably high the answer is, “yes!” And, isn’t … Continue reading

February 21, 2010 · Leave a comment
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