Julie Whittington, RD

Healthy tips from a Registered Dietitian

Men’s health is affected by their nutrition

This one is for the guys…and the gals who encourage them to eat well! 🙂 Click on this link: mens_health_infographic  

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check out these food trays we made for the Davidson College Health Fair!

By selecting healthy foods for your meal tray, you are selecting to take care of your body!  We are what we eat, so fuel yourself well! dairy tray grains tray … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Healthy eating may slow development of dementia and ward off chronic disease among older adults

As as older adult, you have specific nutrient needs.  And, knowing and meeting your dietary needs can help you live a longer and healthier life. Key nutrients may be absent … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tips to prevent college “freshman 15” weight gain

If you or your child is a freshman at college this fall, body weight may become a hot topic of conversation in your household.  Teens (and their parents) often worry … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

New ways to get vegetables into your diet

Are you tired of the same old vegetable side dishes you serve your family?  Know you need vegetables but unsure how else to prepare them?  Do you pass over all … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Eggs healthy on Easter or any day!

Happy Easter! What a wonderful day to celebrate the nutritious egg.  On this day of regrowth and renewal, the egg not only is a symbol of Easter, but also a … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

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

Soup makes a nutritious winter meal

Soup makes a healthful, inexpensive and convenient meal, perfect for a chilly day.  And, yet, we often forget about soup.  Sure, you can buy canned soup and warm it up … Continue reading

January 24, 2012 · Leave a comment