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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.

Jun 28, 2013

Active spaces needed to promote physical activity to children

It is important to increase active spaces for all children so they can enjoy active play throughout thier childhood. A recent study found that in particular Latino children in underserved communities have less access to active play areas. Since...
Jun 26, 2013

Help kids substitute sugary drinks for water

Make a pledge to help kids replace one sugary drink with water. You know most kids don't get enough water. Water is so important and necessary for children (really all of us) because it: hydrates the body, since most of our body (cel...
Jun 24, 2013

Parents role important in helping kids make healthy choices

New study out of Duke shows that parents are very influential in food choices kids make and can make a difference in their eating and physical activity habits. But I am not surprised by this study. We seem to need a study to tell us what is...
Jun 21, 2013

Local Honey for Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies are similar to environmental allergies in that they are caused by things that exist in your environment. They differ from environmental allergies in that they only occur during the times of the year when specific allergens are...
Jun 19, 2013

How to Choose the Right Family Dentist

This month is National Dairy Month celebrating foods high in calcium and vitamin that build strong bones and teeth. Healthy teeth are a combination of good nutrition and routine dental care. This is a good reminder of the importance of a family den...
Jun 17, 2013

Summer Recipe For FIsh Oven-Baked Trout with Chilli and Dill Broccoli

Going fishing for trout with the family or a quick visit to the market for fresh fish? This is a fantastic fresh and healthy dish for the summer that can be done with a relatively small amount of equipment and only one Chef’s knife, if you hav...
Jun 14, 2013

Fathers Day Appreciation Infographic

This weekend is Father's Day and we want to wish all the dads a special and health filled day! Our Nourish Interactive team wants to show our appreciation for the important role Dads make in their child's and family's life everyday with this spe...
Jun 12, 2013

National Dairy Month celebrates with Photo Challenge

June is National Dairy Month! The theme this year is Doing Good With Dairy with a focus on the local farmers and community. The National Dairy Council is having a photo challenge each day this week. If you would like to participate, you c...
Jun 10, 2013

Dads Health Facts - Mens Health Week

It's National Men's Health Week and with Father's Day approaching, we want to acknowledge the importance of Men's Health. Children look up to their father's day and their habits are not going unnoticed by children. So it is important for dad'...
Jun 07, 2013

How to Teach Your Son Personal Hygiene the Fun Way

Your daughter may be neat as a pin, but getting your son into the shower is perhaps the most difficult part of the day. Though there are always exceptions to the rule, girls tend to be cleaner as toddlers and grade school goers compared to boys. ...
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