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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.

Jul 17, 2009

Finding ways to buy healthy foods at a discount!

I was shopping at Whole Foods and found an aisle that had many grains, nuts and seeds but they were in big containers and unpackaged. They were much cheaper because these food items were not packaged. You grab a bag and buy only the amount that you n...
Jul 15, 2009

How overweight are the kids in your state?

I have been seeing a lot of articles about which states have the lowest and highest adult and childhood obesity rate. This is because the National Survey of Children's Health has just come out with the latest 2007 figures. The figures for children are...
Jul 13, 2009

Healthy Monday Tips - Make fruits fun for kids

Make Monday fruit-friendly for kids. Peel and section oranges and grapefruits, chop cantaloupes, cut up apples and pineapples, add a few cherries – then let your kids make faces with the fruit before eating! Mondays are a great day to renew Family ...
Jul 13, 2009

Have fair fun with the kids but also keep healthy eating in mind

The fair is a great family event and I took my kids every year. It is one of our fun memories. We are city folks, so seeing the cows and chickens and other 4H events was really enjoyable.The fair offers a great fun time for all and lots of goodies to...
Jul 10, 2009

Food industry may start to support legislature that limits junk food in schools

The food and beverage industry may finally be seeing the light or maybe I should say the "health".With more and more states trying to limit or eliminate junk food from schools, high sugar, high fat food manufacturers are beginning to realize they are f...
Jul 08, 2009

Michael Jackson memorial reminds families that music and dancing are great fun for kids.

I watched the Michael Jackson memorial today with millions of others.  I was moved and really felt like the memorial was a wonderful tribute to the great music and dancing that Michael Jackson brought to our world.For me, Queen Latifah's speech really...
Jul 06, 2009

National Summer Learning Day July 9, celebrate with fun learning activities

July 9 is National Summer Learning Day. This event is sponsored by the National Center for Summer Learning.I like to promote this event because it reminds all us how important it for kids to keep learning even when school is out. You may be thinking,...
Jul 06, 2009

Healthy Monday - Make outdoor eating healthy

This Monday make outdoor eating healthy Choose lean-meats and fat-free hot dogs on whole grain buns.   Add cucumbers, tomatoes and sprouts for crunch, flavor and vitamins.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will fi...
Jul 03, 2009

Healthy summer barbecue grilling tips for the family on 4th of July

Happy Independence Day! If you haven't pulled out your barbecue pit yet, chances are you will for this 4th of July.Grilling is a fun way to promote healthy eating for the family. You don't have to add grease when cooking and there is less clean up! ...
Jul 01, 2009

Water Safety for Kids

Water is a great way for kids to be active and have a lot of fun.  Fun for parents too!With kids jumping in the pools, lakes and beaches, I wanted to share with you some important water safety rules that all kids should follow:Swimming pool safety: th...
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