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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.

Aug 14, 2013
Aug 12, 2013

Michelle Obama Gets Her Groove On Promoting Being Active Is Fun

This is why I love Michelle Obama so much. Not only is she out there promoting healthier choices for children and fighting childhood obesity with so many wonderful programs but she also reminds us that we got to keep it fun! Thank you Michelle ...
Aug 09, 2013

Childhood obesity in preschoolers has declined

A new report released by the CDC states that childhood obesity in preschoolers has declined in several states*. Obesity rates decreased slightly in 19 of 43 states and territories. Obesity rates increased slightly in 3 of 43 st...
Aug 07, 2013

How much sugar in your child's candy?

Kids are home and they are snacking. Sometimes they eat because they are hungry and other times, they might be just plain bored. Or maybe you are driving to a family vacation trip like camping and you are picking up snacks to keep the kids fed wit...
Aug 05, 2013

Prevention Is Good For Business

Prevention of disease goes a long way in building a healthy community and is good for business. Check this interesting infographic out that gives some good information. Click on image to view full size
Aug 02, 2013

USDA Celebrates National Farmers Market Week

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today celebrated National Farmers Market Week with a kick-off event at the Columbia Heights Farmers Market in Washington, D.C. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack ann...
Jul 31, 2013

Summer learning - don't let your kids experience a summer slide in knowledge

Summer is here for a few more weeks and then kids are back to school. But did summer take a little toll on your child's learning? There is a great deal of focus on the importance of keeping kids mentally and cognitively engaged during summer so...
Jul 29, 2013

Children's Dental Health Statistics Remind Us To Get Kids Brushing!

With summer here and kids eating more snacks, it is so important to maintain good dental health. We talk a lot about healthy snacks but healthy teeth are a combination of healthy eating and healthy dental habits. Unfortunately, the Centers for Dis...
Jul 26, 2013

An Organic Action Plan to Beating Breast Cancer

There has been a great deal of recent news regarding breast cancer with the announcement by Angelina Jolie that she had a double mastectomy. We usually focus on children nutrition and health but we thought it is important to take a moment and ta...
Jul 24, 2013

Chef Solus gives USDA two thumbs up on Snack Nutrition Standards

The USDA held true to their commitment to help kids eat healthier at school. We are so happy to give the USDA a Chef Solus Two Thumbs Up Award! This is a huge win for all children across America and families. Grea...
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