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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.

Nov 13, 2013

Snack attack on the road means unhealthy food choices

I had been traveling last week and had to stop at a gas station and so I ran into the associated convenient store. I looked around and all I could see was aisles of: candy chips cookies pies box of donuts ...
Nov 11, 2013

Snap-Ed works Healthier Lives Through Nutrition Education Infographic

Just to remind you to call your congress person to tell them not to cut SNAP and SNAP-Ed that helps millions of families across America. You can contact your representative using Here is their infographic. Please share this, i...
Nov 08, 2013

Take Action To Support SNAP and SNAP-ED

41 legislators from the House and Senate officially kick off the conference process to hash out a Farm Bill. The conferees will be responsible for negotiating an agreement, but face stark differences in both funding and policy between the House and ...
Nov 06, 2013

Nourish Interactive Listed On 101 Best Tech Tools

I just found out that we are listed not once but twice on 101 Best Tech Tools as one of the best online tech resources! We are so honored to be included amongst these great websites! But besides that this great list of holistic health and nutri...
Nov 04, 2013

Facts About The Treats And Sweets Targeted To Children

I found this infographic that share some information about how kids are targeted with treats. Given Halloween and our upcoming holiday season, I thought this was pretty interesting. Here are just some facts: Americans spend almost 6.5 b...
Nov 01, 2013

Vegan facts for families Infographic - National Vegan Day

It is National Vegan Day and I wanted to recognize this as a healthy lifestyle. I found this infographic that I thought I would share with you. Sometimes a picture is really worth a thousand words! We also have a complete section of parentin...
Oct 30, 2013

Ghoulishly fun printables that promote healthy habits to kids

This Halloween have the children practice their reading and writing with our ghoulishly fun printables that promote healthy habits to kids. All these printables are free to download and use in classrooms and afterschool programs. Hallowee...
Oct 28, 2013

Healthy Halloween Tips and Tricks

It's Halloween week and everyone we know kids really look forward to this candy filled time. That is not a bad thing and I know I always enjoyed this special holiday with my children. So I will not preach the evils of sugar. Just like everythi...
Oct 25, 2013

Biggest Loser Features Lindsey, Child Ambassador And Her New Lifestyle

I was so glad to see that The Biggest Loser will be bringing back their three kid ambassadors throughout this season. This week, they featured, Lindsay, a 14 year old. She shared with us how happy and outgoing she is now that she is living a healt...
Oct 24, 2013

National Food Day Resources For School

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy and healthy Food Day! Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Check out the Guide for Schools for ideas on how to participate: ...
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