Family Nutrition Blog
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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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.
Kids love interesting foods and they love to dip! Cooked artichokes with a favorite dipping sauce or even plain mayonaise is an easy and tasty meal that children can enjoy.
But here are a couple more recipes that you might like to try with arti...
Did I mentioned how much I love artichokes?
Here is the recommended way to cook it:*
Nourish Thought for the Day:
Say thank you to the leaders around you every day making a difference!
Pull off lower petals and...
Spring is artichoke season. I just have to take this moment to honor my favorite vegetable.
Here is some facts about artichokes:
On April 10th, 2013 artichokes were proclaimed to be California’s Official Vegetable by Lieutenan...
I am getting a great deal of emails asking me about the best printables to introduce younger children to My Plate. I know we have over 1000 free printables to choose! All in English and Spanish.
Here are some guidelines to find the best printa...
I found this colorful and very informative infographic. I just love it and it is full of some great facts so I thought I would share it with you.
Nourish Thought for the Day:
Sharing is caring!
In March we celebrated National Nutrition Month and all came together to promote healthy foods to families around the world.
We don't want all the wonderful work to be forgotten, so I wanted to share with you some great hand-outs to keep familie...
Breakfast is an important meal for children in particular because their body and brains are growing so rapidly. If you think about it, the last meal or food they had is easily over 8 hours because of sleep.
But may you are not sure what const...
As we continue to celebrate national School Breakfast Week, I thought I would share these facts provided by SNA:
FACT: Students who eat breakfast have better attention and memory. Research indicates the quality of foods children eat i...
Happy March everyone! This is our best month of the year with so much focus on healthy eating.
But let's start with this week's kick-off, National School Breakfast Week.
This time always reminds me of my time as a child going to school and ...
This is my final entry for now on one child's battle with weight because changes will take time and it is a personal journey. I hope to report some positive news in a few months.
But I wanted to share with you that we met together to discuss he...