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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.

Sep 30, 2013

Lactose Intolerance kids may still enjoy foods high in calcium and vitamin D

In just a few minutes there will be a twitter chat to discuss lactose intolerant tips. Hosts: Cooking with Caitlin via @CookingwCaitlin, presented in partnership with @NtlDairyCouncil Moderator: @FoodiesNiteIn When: Monday, September 30 ...
Sep 27, 2013

The Wired Child - Facts about technology and children

With technology being more and more a part of the school and general learning process, I thought this infographic had some good facts and information about children and technology. This is truly the generation of the "wired child". We have reli...
Sep 25, 2013

Nourish Interactive Announces New Healthy Lunch Printables Launched For Kids

You asked for this! We are happy to announce our new section for printables: healthy lunch fun for kids. You can find worksheets and activity sheets for preschool and elementary school children. Enjoy! Displaying free Lunch Pr...
Sep 23, 2013

National Hispanic Heritage Month and Mi Plato

During September and October, we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. I wanted to remind everyone that you can find all our resources in a Spanish version. To get any webpage in the Spanish version, just click on español in the upper ...
Sep 20, 2013

Childhood obesity epidemic statistics

It is national Childhood Obesity Month. I thought this was a good infographic sharing some of the latest statistics on where we stand with this epidemic. Childhood Obesity Information For Families ...
Sep 18, 2013

How Single Parents Are Able To Go Wild On A Healthy Food Budget

In the US UK Europe and worldwide, food costs are fluctuating. Food costs take up a huge part of the family budget and it can be a struggle for single parents to make ends meet. Tom Sanders, a professor of nutrition at King’s College in London...
Sep 16, 2013

Food Poisoning Facts and Symptoms Infographic

When we think of food safety, we think of food poisoning or I should say "avoiding food poisoning." Following the main steps to avoid food cross contamination along with frequent hand washing are the key ways to protect your family from food poi...
Sep 13, 2013

National Food Safety Month Focuses On Cross-Contamination of Allergens

September is packed with some very important awareness/recognition days. I am trying to give each its due diligence! September is also Food Safety Month. This year, The National Food Safety Month organization is focusing on allergens. This ...
Sep 11, 2013

Celebrate National Fruits and Vegetables Month with Kids

September is such a busy with month with back to school. It is also National Fruits and Vegetables month! What a great way to combine healthy lunches back to school with a little fun reminder to children about the importance and tastiness of fresh...
Sep 09, 2013

Global infographic on childhood obesity

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Childhood obesity is getting much needed national and international media attention. This is creating a great deal of conversation in all types of forums and online is no different. ...
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