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.
University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has done this adult survey for the last 7 years. This survey was conducted with parents and non-parents.
For the last seven years, parents have listed childhood obesity as their number ...
We know that adults like to have a little fun too when they are brushing up on healthy habits and nutrition for their family.
We have created avatars for our adult section that are seen when you comment on pages. Which by the way, we encourage....
Today is my mom's birthday. I want to wish her a wonderful special day has she becomes 87.
Now when you think of 87, you might envision an elderly frail women who needs some help when she walks.
That would be further from the truth whe...
Over the next couple of weeks, I will be sharing you some of the new features that we have recently launched.
Yes, we have been busy!
Now children can have an avatar that they can customize as they play their nutrition education games.
The second week in September is vegetarian awareness week.
We have a wonderful dietitian who has created a set of articles to help parents ensure their vegetarian or vegan child eats healthy with adequate amounts of healthy protein sources.
To help you celebrate National Kids Eat Right Month, we have created a special page with our most applicable resources for parents! You can find online tools and activities to get you started.
If your a parent, you may not be sure where to star...
I knew our family had a problem the day we ran out of electric outlets and my youngest son broke down in tears. BUCKETS of tears. Why? His beloved tablet had to remain uncharged for a few minutes while his brothers’ smartphones and iPods juice...
In honor of farmers market week, we wanted to share these fun farm to table resources for children.
Happy National Farmer's Market Week!
Nourish Thought for the Day:
Thank you farmers around the world for all the food that you s...
This is National Farmers Market Week and a reminder that I need to go to our local farmers' market to pick up some fresh produce!
So why go to a farmer's market?
Get the freshest produce, you buy fruits or vegetables that have been...
Today is the beginning of the first National Kids Eat Right Month!
To help parents and teachers find the best resources on our website, we have created this special "Kids Eat Right" resource page.
Here is some background and goals for this...