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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.

Jul 22, 2013

USDA standing up for healthy snacks for school children

USDA Smart Snacks: a picture is worth a thousand words. This infographic gives a nice quick overview of before and after approved snacks. Kids still have variety and choices but lower calories and less fat.
Jul 19, 2013

Wellness for the Family

Six years ago, my son was diagnosed with autism, and for my family, the initial experience of his diagnosis through us all off balance. As parents, my husband and I were consumed with grief and shock that our young son who seemed to be developing so...
Jul 17, 2013

Tackling The Food Battles In Your Family Webinar

I am happy to share this wonderful webinar that you still have time to see from my friend and healthy kids advocate, Carmen Johnson. It is about 90 minutes but it will fly by. Carmen is very interesting and knowledgeable about changing fo...
Jul 15, 2013

Kids Health: Reducing Sugar in Children’s Diets

Sugar is found in a myriad of different kids health foods – sometimes without us even suspecting it is there. Alarmingly, sugar isn’t just in the obvious, like lollies and soft drinks, it is often a key ingredient in fruit juice, fla...
Jul 12, 2013

Healthy School Campaign- Role of Parents in Promoting Healthy School Environments

Are you a concerned parent and wondering what you can do to help kids eat healthier and be healthier at school. This was a very informative webinar about how to get involve to make positive changes. You will also learn from a real life success sto...
Jul 10, 2013

Great list of nondairy milk substitutes for kids who are lactose intolerant or allergic

My son is lactose intolerant. It is something he developed in his early adult years. We discovered it when he went away to college and kept having stomach problems but the doctor could not find anything wrong. So he kept a diligent journal f...
Jul 08, 2013

Nourish Interactive game featured on My Plate Kids Webpage!

Have you checked out the new My Plate kids webpages. We are so honored and thrilled to have one of our games listed as a nutrition tool for children! It is featuring our kids meal planning game called "Kevin Build-a-meal" game. You will ...
Jul 05, 2013

Video explains importance of active spaces for chidren - especially at risk Latino population

Here is a video about the importance of supporting more active spaces for our Latino youths. This is a population that has one of the more higher percentage of diabetes and childhood obesity. This affects all of us. Here are the facts from a n...
Jul 03, 2013

4th of july infographic

Jul 01, 2013

A tribute to my 106 year old Abuelita

I am writing today to pay tribute to my abuelita (grandmother) who just passed away at the tender age of 106 years old. Yes, I said 106 years old. In the picture to left, she was a 101! By the last two years, she did need assistance...
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