Julie Whittington, RD

Healthy tips from a Registered Dietitian

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

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

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

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

Vidalia onions add sweet nutrition to Southern cuisine

If you love onions and Southern cuisine, you surely have Vidalia onions on your grocery list.  Naturally sweet Vidalia onions grow in Georgia – in 20 counties – and are … Continue reading

May 15, 2010 · Leave a comment

Food, Inc – it may change the way you think about food

“The way we eat has changed more in the last 50 years, than in the previous 10,000.”  And so, the movie begins.  I finally watched Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner, … Continue reading

February 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

Alcohol – good for your health or a risk?

Alcohol can be a tough topic of conversation for many people, as it goes beyond the lines of nutrition and enters into our values.  There are many thoughts and feelings … Continue reading

January 27, 2010 · Leave a comment