Ronni Litz Julien, Welcome to Healthful Kids - Nutrition

Ronni Litz Julien, Welcome to Healthful Kids - Nutrition

Nutritionist, registered dietitian, author and parent, Ronni Litz Julien, MS, RD/LDN has dedicated her professional life to teaching healthy eating habits to all ages.

For over 20 years, Ronni has been educating children and adults on how to develop lifelong behavioral changes, creating nutrition lifestyles that are realistic, and simple to manage. An expert on family nutrition, Ronni was one of the nutrition counselors to clients of the South Beach Diet, and has authored two books that address the lack of healthy eating habits in the United States today, “The Trans Fat Free Kitchen,” and “What Should I Feed My Kids?” Ronni serves as a primary consultant to local and national media on the topic of nutrition and healthy eating, and is a spokesperson for The American Heart Association’s Campaign on Childhood Obesity and The National Watermelon Board. In 2004, Ronni was recognized as the Dietitian of the Year by the Miami Dietetic Association, and runs a private nutrition practice in Miami, Florida.

The State of our Children’s Health Today

Healthful kids. From an early age, we teach our children right from wrong. We tell them “Don’t stick your fingers in the electrical socket”, “Watch out for fires” or “Don’t put small things in your mouth”. Yet, when it comes to teaching healthy eating habits, we skip out on many of the important things. And that is when the trouble begins.

Welcome to Ronni Litz Julien’s Healthful Kids. This site is designed to provide parents, caregivers and anyone interested in children’s health and nutrition, the most up-to-date and valuable advice on how to create healthy eating habits for children and themselves, FOR LIFE!

Teaching children to eat healthily has probably never been harder than it is today. But that shouldn’t stop you from trying. Help your children. Help them to help themselves. And most of all help them in living a long wonderful life, in which they develop normally, physically and emotionally, and feel great about themselves in the process. You will too.

Quick Facts, Disturbing Statistics

  • $10 BILLION is spent each year, on marketing food to children*

  • 30% of children aged 2-17 in the US are overweight**

  • 8.6 million children are at risk for obesity**

  • Children as young as 4 are suffering from weight problems

  • National cost of childhood obesity estimated at $11 BILLION

  • 10 million females and 1 million males have eating disorders (mostly beginning during adolescence)***

  • 46% of children in the US aged 9-11 are frequently on a diet***

  • Obesity complications counts for more than 300,000 premature deaths

Ronni Litz Julien was recently appointed as South Florida Spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s Campaign On Childhood Obesity.