Julie Whittington, RD

Healthy tips from a Registered Dietitian

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

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

National Nutrition Month 2012

March is National Nutrition Month!  This year’s theme, “Get Your Plate in Shape” focuses on encouraging Americans to have proper portion control, when it comes to eating  Every March, The … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Revisions to the Nutrition Facts Panel

The Nutrition Facts panels on foods may be getting a facelift this year.  The FDA is apparently working on changing and improving the rules that govern how foods and beverages … Continue reading

March 10, 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

Rethink New Year’s Resolutions in February

How are your New Year’s Resolutions going?  For many of us, resolutions are not as high on the priority list in mid-February as they are in early January. Now might … Continue reading

February 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Healthy SuperBowl menu ideas

This SuperBowl Sunday, try some tasty and nutritious treats while you enjoy the big game.  For many of us, SuperBowl has come to represent large portions of not-so-healthy fare.  While … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 · Leave a comment