Julie Whittington, RD

Healthy tips from a Registered Dietitian

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

Stay warm with a festive hot and healthy beverage

Brrrrrrr.  Baby, it’s cold outside! As we trek about in the cold days of winter (well, not officially the Winter Solstice until December 21…but it is still cold!), one of … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Address skin health with good nutrition

Ever wonder how our diet affects our skin?  We know that our diet affects our general health.  You, are, after all, what you eat, right?     Optimal nutritional health … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nutrition, Hope & Healing Resources (created by Julie Whittington, MS, RD, LDN)

March 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

College snack ideas

-fruit & yogurt (Greek yogurt varieties have more protein) -a banana & a pudding cup -yogurt & 1/4 cup whole grain cereal or granola -fresh fruit, fruit cup (in juice, … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

March is National Nutrition Month

This March marks the 40th anniversary of National Nutrition Month.  Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics promotes National Nutrition Month as a way to encourage Americans to eat … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Finding healthy choices at fast food restaurants takes some examination

Recently, many fast food chains have been marketing new seemingly healthful additions to their menus. From chicken wraps and sandwiches to smoothies to new salad creations, it seems fast food … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · 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

Maternal factors may have significant impact on a child’s risk of autism

New research, published in the journal, Pediatrics, indicates there may be a link between maternal metabolic problems – obesity, diabetes and hypertension – and the development of autism and other … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · Leave a comment