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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 06, 2013

September is national childhood obesity month

It is national Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Every September, this month recognizes the importance of prevention and early nutrition education. It is a fact that 23 million children and teenagers in the US are obese or overweight. But th...
Sep 04, 2013

Genetically engineered food labeling may not add to food pricing afterall!

There continues to be debate about labeling GE foods between industry and environmental groups. One of the arguments posed by industry is that the labeling of GE foods will increase the cost of foods. With high food prices being a concern...
Sep 02, 2013

Back To School Free Webinars - Promote School Wellness for Parents and Children

Do not miss these free Back to School webinars sponsored by Action for Healthy Kids alliance. Sept 18, 2013, 2:00 pm ET; 1:00 pm CT; 12:00 noon MT; 11:00 am PT (60 minutes) Making the Case for School Wellness | AFHK Parent Leadership Series ...
Aug 30, 2013

Back To School Conversations - What's Important to Kids and Parents

With back to school time, I thought this infographic was pretty interesting. Parent's #1 Concern was: Teachers/Education 34% Grades 23% Bullying 135 The 3 Topics Kids Talked to their parents abou...
Aug 28, 2013

Nutrition for Fertility and Egg Donation Requirements

Good nutrition is not only an integral part of your family’s wellness plan; it can also increase your fertility. Researchers at the University of Pavla, in Pavla, Italy showed a link between proper nutrition and levels of leptin, a hormone whi...
Aug 26, 2013

Reasons to Practice Proper Portion Sizes for Your Children

Providing a healthy meal for your child is only part of ensuring his or her success against obesity. Did you know that many people miscalculate portion sizes on a regular basis? This can attribute to some of the cause in our overweight society...
Aug 23, 2013

Cost of Childhood Obesity

With September being National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, I thought this infographic and video had some good information. The cost of obesity affects all of us. Not only does it impact a person's quality of life but also contributes to d...
Aug 21, 2013

New study shows links lunch and tv to childhood obesity

A new study is being released in the September issue of Pediatrics*. This study highlights a possible link between childhood obesity in middle school age children and school lunch food choices watching 2 or more hours of TV a d...
Aug 19, 2013

Back-to-school tip: Add some water to the lunchbox

Back to School Pledge For Kids Kids drink too many sugary drinks for lunch and as an afterschool snack. This school year make the pledge to help kids substitute one sugary drink for water. Pledge to promote water to ...
Aug 16, 2013

Michelle Obama Tackles Childhood Obesity With New Rap Album

Michelle Obama is reaching out to children with her message to eat healthier and be more active. She has reached children through video games, Sesame Street characters and TV appearances on popular talk shows. Well now she is reaching out the r...
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