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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.

Jan 23, 2009

What to do with the Picky Eater?

First of all, don't despair. That leads to frustration and stress at meal times. That doesn't help you or the child. Be patient there is no magic solutions because kids, like us adults, have different personalities, tolerance levels, patience, moods et...
Jan 21, 2009

Nourish Interactive Announces Winner of Healthy Juicer- Mini Survey Drawing and Special Savings Offer

Nourish Interactive thanks all who shared their opinion by taking our mini survey! Thanks to Jason at, I was able to host a giveaway for a Free Lexen Healthy Electric Fruit and Veggie Juicer ($149 value). I've got to say thank ...
Jan 19, 2009

Taxes on sugary drinks, but will it make the difference? Childhood obesity prevention strategies

A tax on soda and sugary drinks is being proposed in some states as a way to fight childhood obesity. In New York, for example, they are proposing an 18% tax on these type of beverages. But is this the direction we should be moving in our fight to im...
Jan 19, 2009

Healthy Monday Tips- Family activities lead to healthy habits

Build healthy habits together as a family this winter. Skate at an ice rink. Pop popcorn with a hot air popper. Shovel snow and build an igloo. Stroll after dinner with the dog (don't forget to carry a flashlight). Mondays are a great day to ren...
Jan 16, 2009

Yummy for your Tummy helps parents improve family nutrition- free healthy recipes booklet

Sometimes you run across a great little gem. Yummy for your Tummy is a cute healthy recipe booklet for families. The booklet is going to be distributed for free at Luckys Grocery Stores but I didn't have good luck finding it yet. But I did find it o...
Jan 14, 2009

Nourishing Thoughts Family Nutrition Blog Listed on!

We are excited to announce that we have been listed on We are grateful that they took the time to read our Family Nutrition Blog and felt it was worthwhile to put on their exclusive list. AllTop is website that provides quick access ...
Jan 12, 2009

Childhood obesity prevention tips to combat unhealthy food advertising

With the increasing reports about the childhood obesity epidemic, the high-sugary, high-fatty food manufacturers are jumping quickly on the bandwagon to position themselves as advocates for healthier eating with new healthier foods and advertising poli...
Jan 12, 2009

Healthy Monday- Small changes add up for family nutrition

This Monday, resolve to think small. Bold resolutions to overhaul your family's entire diet and exercise regime may fall flat in no time. But you can reach any goal with one focused step at a time. Small changes, done consistently, add up to big i...
Jan 09, 2009

Kids nutrition study: Fast foods don't meet the nutrient requirements your kids need

This is the first nutrition study to really examine the nutrients in fast food kids meals. The study reported: 25% of kids, 4 t0 8 years of age, eat fast food on a typical day 97% did not serve kids meals that provided the recommended nutrition kids...
Jan 07, 2009

Five Health Fads may cost more but what about nutrition?

Dr Robert Murray is the director of the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio. In this article, he discusses five food fads that could put a pinch on your food budget.Fads often pop up out of concerns about ...
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