Julie Whittington, RD

Healthy tips from a Registered Dietitian

Judge orders FDA to begin enforcing 1977 rule to ban widespread use of antibiotics in animals

Many health advocates are excited about the new pressure placed on the FDA to ban the widespread use of antibiotics in animals designated for human consumption.  For decades, the use … Continue reading

April 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

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

I teach you how to clean your fridge on NBC’s Charlotte Today!

http://www.wcnc.com/charlotte-today/Clean-out-the-frig-108194294.html

November 18, 2010 · Leave a comment

Refridgerator food safety and expiration dates

It is time to freshen up your refrigerator!  When was the last time you went through your fridge to clean and organize it?  Many of us forget about keeping our … Continue reading

November 12, 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

Prenatal Nutrition – What you need to know!

Read about it my article in the Expectant Mother’s Guide to Charlotte: http://www.expectantmothersguide.com/library/charlotte/prenatalnutrition.htm

June 1, 2010 · Leave a comment

Avoid foods that may pose choking hazards to children

Do you think you know what foods present a high choking risk to your children?  Some consumers may not be aware that common foods – even ones they may often … Continue reading

March 22, 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

Food, Inc – it may change the way you think about food

“The way we eat has changed more in the last 50 years, than in the previous 10,000.”  And so, the movie begins.  I finally watched Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner, … Continue reading

February 10, 2010 · Leave a comment