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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.

Nov 30, 2009

Michelle Obama shows us that it is fun to be active!

There she goes again! Showing us by example how fun it is to be active and healthy.Our First Lady, Michelle Obama dawns a hula hoop and shows the kids she's still got the moves! Then double dutch jump rope, obstacle course barefootI just love her. T...
Nov 30, 2009

Healthy Monday - Dance for fun and great exercise!

Dance off the indulgence this Monday. Take a waltz, swing, salsa or tango class to shed unwanted pounds. It gets your feet moving, your heart pumping and helps with balance.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will fi...
Nov 27, 2009

Be active for short periods and teach kids there is always time for exercise!

It is the day after Thanksgiving! There is always so much focus on foods during this time of the year that I don't want to forget about activity. That is the other half of the equation and so important for kids, (really for all of us!)Use the fact th...
Nov 25, 2009

Fun Nutrition Games help Kids love healthy eating!

It's Thanksgiving tomorrow and the kids will be home from school for a few days. If the kids are home and playing on the computer, video or watching TV, have them try playing some games that will teach them about eating healthy in a fun way. ...
Nov 23, 2009

Healthy substitutes for your favorite Thanksgiving holiday recipes-healthy ingredients chart

Getting ready to start cooking. Me, too!I was just on the phone with my mom discussing the menu for Thanksgiving. We have a big family so we all work together to cook the meal (but somehow I am always the organizer-but I love it, so I am not complain...
Nov 23, 2009

Healthy Monday - Take your time and enjoy your food.

This Monday give thanks with each bite.Eat slowly and consciously, savoring your food and company. It can take several minutes for your body to feel full. Give it time to tell you what it needs.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every...
Nov 22, 2009

Four simple steps to creating a healthy Thanksgiving dinner for the whole family.

It's Thanksgiving where most of us will eat way too much. In fact, you might be surprised to know that the average American will consume 4500 calories on Thanksgiving! Yes, I was surprised too!But I think the most important thing to realize is that t...
Nov 20, 2009

Serve a balanced Thanksgiving meal with foods from all the food groups.

Thanksgiving meals and healthy eating aren't usually found in the same sentence.But it really doesn't have to be that way. This meal, just as any other, should be comprised from healthy foods from all the food groups. The key is including the healthy ...
Nov 18, 2009

Free Webinar on Detox Today- Meet Alex Jamieson, Co-Star of Super Size Me

Alex Jamieson was the nutritional consultant on the movie Super Size Me. She will be participating in a free webinar today! I am very excited to hear her talk about the book she wrote, The Great American Detox Diet: Feel Better, Look Better, and Lose ...
Nov 16, 2009

Holiday food safety reminders - Avoiding cross contamination in the kitchen.

It's food safety month. With all the holiday food preparations for large groups it is easy to forget some good food safety habits. We are defrosting foods, preparing some foods early, other foods are sitting out for periods of time. To help you keep...
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