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.
Just a quick follow up to my last blog. You might be wondering how it went with my friend. It was a sensitive subject but she admitted that she was also worrying about her weight.
She shared with me that she had signed her up for soccer and wa...
I was just at a dear family friend's 85th birthday and I noticed that an 11 year old child attending the party did not want to eat most of the food on her dinner plate. We were at a Peruvian restaurant.
Not surprising that kids can be a bit pic...
I have a large freezer in my garage that I use to stock up on great sale items, large bulk purchases (that are too much for one or two meals) and for quick dinners I make ahead of time.
I always put the date and food name on my foods and use a f...
When I read this list of banned foods, I have to say that I was very concerned. There are a few things on this list that I eat.
It is scary to think that other countries have already banned these foods and we haven't! You think that in the U...
Happy President's Day
Thank you President Obama for all the work you have done to help our children eat healthier in schools!
This does remind me of the people who work tirelessly in our local communities to make a difference. We pay respe...
Nourish Thought for the Day:
Weave a little healthy message in everything you do.
Free Healthy Heart Valentines cards to print.
We have added some new heart healthy printables to our Valentine's Day Printables for kids. These are all available in English and Spanish
If you are looking for healthy heart tips specific for children, we are happy to share these favorites!
We have some great President Day healthy food themed printables.
This is a new section for us and we are happy to share these free resources with you. They are available in English and Spanish.
Nourish Thought for the Day:
February 6 was national Wear Red Day.
I know I focus on children's health but today I want to focus on moms. A healthy mom is poised to help their child be healthy.
Red is the color of our heart. It is associated with power and confi...
Go Red For Women. Pull out your red outfit and wear it with pride.
It has made a difference. The American Heart Association discovered that heart disease killed more women than men. And it killed more women that all the cancers combined. I...