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

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

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

Summer snack ideas – at home, on the golf course, in the car or on a plane

A new alternative to a favorite snack may serve you well!  Have you considered changing up any of your usual snack recipes or ideas to incorporate more healthful foods or … Continue reading

June 23, 2009 · 2 Comments

More meal planning ideas for a 2000 calorie diet

Recently, I wrote a column highlighting a sample 2000 calorie meal plan.  The plan was for one or two days, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.  Since meal ideas and … Continue reading

August 18, 2008 · Leave a comment

Sample 2000 calorie meal plan

Looking for a healthy meal plan?  The first thing you need to understand is how much energy your body needs to function properly.  Calories are units of energy.  When you … Continue reading

August 18, 2008 · 6 Comments