Julie Whittington, RD

Healthy tips from a Registered Dietitian

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

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

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

Families can eat well and be active together this summer

Summer presents a great opportunity for focusing on family health and well-being.  With school out of session and family vacations on the upswing, summer can be a great time to … Continue reading

June 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

Airplane-friendly, healthy snacks a must for summer travel

As summer draws closer, many of us will be increasing air travel to various locations.  Whether to visit friends, family or for business trips, staying well nourished will help us … Continue reading

June 3, 2010 · Leave a comment

Pesticides on fruits and vegetables found to increase risk of ADHD

Research results favor organic fruits and vegetables again.  According to Harvard researchers evaluating the topic, there appears to be a link between pesticide exposure and the development of ADHD (Attention … Continue reading

June 3, 2010 · Leave a comment

Healthy restaurant dining is possible with children and entire family

Next time you bring your children to a restaurant, pass on the chicken fingers and French fries.  While some restaurants are doing a better job offering healthier selections to young … Continue reading

August 16, 2009 · Leave a comment

Eating well and preparing for the start of the school year

With the start of school just around the corner, how prepared are you and your family to stay nutritionally well? Do you have a plan to continue (or begin) to … Continue reading

August 11, 2009 · Leave a comment