Julie Whittington, RD

Healthy tips from a Registered Dietitian

A kitchen food makeover for a fresh start to your New Year

The time has arrived for a kitchen food makeover!  The new year presents an opportunity to start fresh – and what better way to do so than to clean up, … Continue reading

January 18, 2010 · Leave a comment

Food allergies on the rise

More than 12 million Americans suffer from food allergies.  Young children make up the highest percentage by age, with about one in 17 children under the age of 3 (5.6% … Continue reading

May 3, 2009 · Leave a comment

Slow Food movement gaining ground

A movement is spreading across America in response to the state of health of the nation, what we are nourishing ourselves with and also the state of the economy. The … Continue reading

March 30, 2009 · Leave a comment

Were mercury tests on high fructose corn syrup flawed?

The Corn Refiners Association has noted the recent studies identifying mercury in high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) may have been flawed and may provide consumers with misleading information.  The mercury levels … Continue reading

February 21, 2009 · Leave a comment

High fructose corn syrup may contain mercury

High fructose corn syrup is not as sweet as it may seem, as recent research and new publications have reported this past week.  Products containing the sweetener, which I have … Continue reading

February 15, 2009 · Leave a comment

Some peanut butter contains salmonella – only certain brands are safe

Poor peanut butter.  It gets a bad rap.  Avoid it during pregnancy and lactation.  Get it out of the schools.  Do not let kids try it until they are at … Continue reading

January 27, 2009 · Leave a comment

Organic foods often a healthier choice over conventional foods

 A recent European study has found organic produce to contain up to 40 percent higher antioxidants than conventionally grown produce on adjacent European farms.  The study was funded by a … Continue reading

September 29, 2008 · Leave a comment

Celiac disease managed by gluten free diet

Celiac disease – a genetically inherited digestive and autoimmune disease – affects an estimated 2 million people in the US. It is the only autoimmune disease where the trigger is … Continue reading

September 1, 2008 · Leave a comment

A healthy day begins with a balanced breakfast

Sure you have heard it a million times:  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Well, it sure is essential if you are going to follow a balanced … Continue reading

August 15, 2008 · Leave a comment

Plastic safety in question

How safe are the plastics you use to store your food and beverages?  What about the plastics your children play with day to day?  Recent research is bringing to light … Continue reading

August 3, 2008 · Leave a comment