Julie Whittington, RD

Healthy tips from a Registered Dietitian

Set great New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year!  Yes, of course, now is the time to set New Year’s resolutions.  If you think about it, most individuals set at least some of their resolutions around … Continue reading

January 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Managing picky eaters – today on NBC’s Charlotte Today

Tune in to NBC at 11:00 a.m. to watch me discuss picky eating among children and how to manage it. http://www.wcnc.com/charlotte-today http://www2.statesville.com/news/2011/sep/15/column-be-firm-patient-your-picky-eaters-ar-1396470/

October 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

Watch me on NBC’s Charlotte Today!

Choose balanced meals, while being mindful of calories! http://www.wcnc.com/charlotte-today/Cut-hundreds-of-calories-117594088.html

March 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Kid-Friendly, Dietitian-Approved Lunchbox Ideas

This year at Bethel Presbyterian Weekday Preschool, our youngsters have the chance to get a taste of lunchtime at school!  Each school day, parents will pack lunch for their children.  … Continue reading

February 1, 2011 · 1 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

Feeding Our Preschoolers Well

Do you think you serve your preschooler appropriate amounts of foods?  With all the kids’ food products out there, and oversized kids’ portions at restaurants, it can be difficult to … Continue reading

October 12, 2010 · 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

Crafty autumn meal ideas to entice friends and family

October presents lots of opportunities to be crafty with food.  Especially when it comes to Halloween-themed recipes, everything from orange carrots and purple eggplants to pumpkin bread and chocolate bat-shaped … Continue reading

October 7, 2010 · Leave a comment

Nutritious, delicious party foods

We all enjoy a nice party.  And, if you are throwing one, you know food becomes one of the main attractions.  And, since it is very possible and affordable to … Continue reading

September 30, 2010 · Leave a comment

What to keep on your grocery list

When grocery shopping, a pre-made grocery list will help you manage time, money and health.  When you plan ahead, you are less likely to be tempted into buying unnecessary items … Continue reading

September 20, 2010 · Leave a comment