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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 05, 2013

5 Healthy Father's Day Meals

A daughter's father day gift of healthy and tasty meals.
Jun 03, 2013

Farmers Market Season Opens This Week

It farmer market season and Washington DC kicks off the opening of the USDA Farmers Market for its 18th season on June 6. Farmers Markets feature locally grown foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, baked goods, honey products, and other...
May 31, 2013

New Food Safety Game Teaches Fun and FightBac

Food safety organization, Fightbac has just launched a kids page! As part of their kick off, they have launched a new game for iPhones iOS called Perfect Picnic. Contest Offered: Review Perfect Picnic in the App store or iTunes befo...
May 29, 2013

Are kids losing their sweet tooth?

Can all our focus on healthy eating finally making a difference with kids? According to some hopeful statistics, we may be seeing a shift in kids eating habits. A recent study released by the NPD group reported that*: Looking at the 20 m...
May 27, 2013

Happy Healthy Memorial Day

Chef Solus and the explorers are busy getting ready for our own backyard barbecue! Happy Healthy Memorial Day!
May 24, 2013

Kick of Grilling Season With Food Safety

Are you getting ready for the start of grilling season! The weather is warm and the kids are just about out of school. With a three day weekend ahead, who doesn't have plans for at least one outdoor barbecue! With the weather getting hotter, th...
May 22, 2013

Exergaming could help kids burn calories while having fun

How can we get kids to be more active when we are competing against such a techy generation. Well using games, something kids love to do, as part of a kids exercise program, may be part of the solution. In Australia, Dr Louis Naylor from the Un...
May 20, 2013

Myth Busters- Canned Foods

Eating fresh fruits and vegetables is always the healthiest way to get nutrition your family needs. But eating fresh fruits and vegetables is not always practical. Canned fruits and vegetables is another way to get your healthy foods that may n...
May 17, 2013

Part 2: New study shares importanced of Healthier snacks for children in school

Part 2: I am a big supporter for healthy snacks for all children. This video shares some information about healthier snacks needed in school and the impact in this one particular study on Latino children I think this is so relevant for all chi...
May 15, 2013

Healthier School Snacks for Latino Kids Applicable To All Kids

I have made a commitment to the Latino community to provide all our resources in Spanish and in English. Although this study focuses on the impact to Latino children, I think the message applies to all children. Research shows that access to un...
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