Julie Whittington, RD

Healthy tips from a Registered Dietitian

Infants and toddlers achieve good nutrition with healthful feeding plan

If you are a parent of an infant or toddler, you may wonder if you are giving your child the best nutrition possible.  You hear about food allergies, sensitivities and … Continue reading

May 7, 2009 · 3 Comments

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

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 infant formula found to contain melamine

Another reason to breastfeed…   So there is yet another reason to breastfeed infants.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now set the standard for what it considers “trace … Continue reading

December 8, 2008 · 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

Research finds prenatal cell phone exposure tied to behavior

A recent study (Danish National Birth Cohort study) has found disturbing links between prenatal cell phone exposure and a child’s later behavior.  You might want to think twice about how … Continue reading

August 13, 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

Keep foods and drinks safe when using plastics

The safety of many types of plastics is in question a lot lately.  So, is this just another area on the list of products to avoid in our day to … Continue reading

August 3, 2008 · 1 Comment

Is caffeine a risk in pregnancy?

Consumption of as little as 200mg of caffeine while pregnant may not be as safe as once thought.  Currently, recommendations for pregnancy suggest that most pregnant women may safely consume … Continue reading

March 28, 2008 · Leave a comment