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Our blog ‘Nourishing Thoughts’ keeps families informed on current nutrition news, fun kid-friendly nutrition tips to encourage healthy food, nutrition, and exercise choices, nutrition articles, and interactive tools for parents. Our healthy nutrition blog is for parents, teachers, and everyone who is interested in kids' health and nutrition.

Often, we will have weekly themes about healthy habits.  The topic is discussed on Mondays, we follow up with a fun informative infographic that provides key facts about the topic, finishing up on Friday with some great materials and resources to use to bring that topic to home, school or wherever you are working with children to promote healthier habits! Enjoy.

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About Maggie

I am a nurse and a mother of two.  I am also the founder of Nourish Interactive. I am very concerned about the health and well being of our children.  I started the Nourishing Thoughts Blog so that I could help parents keep up on the latest trends in children’s nutrition and exercise. 

I know that much like reading and writing is the foundation for learning, nutrition is the foundation for healthy children.  But with so many new studies, products and trends constantly being reported it is hard to keep up.  I just want to make it a little easier for parents by doing some of the legwork and providing you with up to date information.

Dec 18, 2009

Healthy habits for preschoolers -How does your home compare with the ideal

In my last blog, I shared with you a new report grading how well childcare facilities provided healthy eating and physical activity for children under their care. The report also discussed the "Model Child Care Regulation for Healthy Eating and Physic...
Dec 16, 2009

Child care settings are graded on healthy habits for preschoolers - No A's for this group!

It is surprising to read that 24.4% of children ages 2 - 5 years old are either overweight or obese.  That means that 1 out of every 4 preschooler is overweight/obese.   I know that I am always talking about the family setting and what can be done to h...
Dec 14, 2009

Free Gift of Time Coupons teach kids valuable lessons

It's holiday time and we are all in the malls shopping for gifts. With the economy still recovering and the unemployment rate still pretty high, money is tight all over. But there are gifts that kids and even adults can give that don't cost mone...
Dec 14, 2009

Healthy Monday - Have some nuts for a dose of healthy fats!

This Monday go nuts and teach the kids to eat a handful of nuts. They're healthy!They may be packed with calories – but all from healthy fats. Plus, their fiber and protein increase calorie burn and cut cholesterol levels. Try an ounce a day.Mondays a...
Dec 11, 2009

Tell congress you want healthy school lunches for kids

In my last blog, I shared with you some interesting information about the current school meal programs that are serving millions of kids across America.Here is an opportunity to take a few minutes and write your congressman about the Child Nutrition Ac...
Dec 09, 2009

School nutrition- new report tells government school meals need to be healthier

The National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program affect the nutrition of millions of children across America by providing low cost or free lunches during school time. You might be surprised to know that in 2007, these national progra...
Dec 07, 2009

Healthy Monday - Eat a snack before you shop for a healthy holiday season.

Don’t leave home hungry this Monday.Have a fresh salad or soup before you head out to that holiday bash. You’ll eat less, feel better and have more time to concentrate on activities.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you...
Dec 07, 2009

Gift giving ideas- Healthy gifts for kids and family

Holiday season is gift giving time. Yes, I know, it came too fast, wasn't it just Halloween?Well back to gift giving... gift giving time provides an opportunity to promote healthy choices to kids. How? You can shop for healthy gifts and thereby teac...
Dec 04, 2009

President Obama plays football-video encouraging kids to get off the couch and be active

We know Michelle Obama has been promoting healthy eating and being active to kids but it looks like President Obama has joined in.In a new public service announcement, President Obama is seen playing football promoting physical fitness activity as part...
Dec 02, 2009

Catchy tune and video teaches kids about nutrition.

I ran across this catchy little tune and video about nutrition and thought I would share it.I love it because this is exactly what we believe is so important, making nutrition fun. If we make it fun and help kids form a positive association with fruit...
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