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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.

Mar 15, 2013

Celebrate St Patricks Day With The Lucky Green Foods

It's St Patrick's day this weekend and what a great opportunity to make "Green Foods" the food of the day. With so many green fruits and vegetables, there is a lot of fun you can have teaching kids about how lucky green foods really are for you!...
Mar 13, 2013

Tell your Senator to reject the biotech rider!

They're at it again, and we need you to take action right now. The biotech industry has quietly inserted a dangerous policy rider into the Continuing Resolution (CR), now being debated on the Senate floor - and could be voted on as early as tom...
Mar 11, 2013

Healthy foods come from healthy soil - recycle is so important

We don't often think about nutrition and recycling but there is a definite link to keeping our planet healthy and in turn having healthy food grow from our planet. When we look at it that way, we can easily see that we need to all do our part to...
Mar 08, 2013

Tips For Parents - National School Breakfast Week

I thought I would top off National School Breakfast week with this clever infographic that gives some facts about school day breakfast. It shows that the top 5 school day breakfast foods for kids are: cereal eggs ...
Mar 06, 2013

National Nutrition Month Printables For Children

To support all the wonderful teachers, dietitians, afterschool leaders, homeschooling parents, school nurses and health educators who are teaching children about nutrition this month as part of National Nutrition Month®, we are happy to share ...
Mar 04, 2013

National School Breakfast Week Fun Ideas

This week is national school breakfast week. The theme this year is "Be a Star with School Breakfast" There are many ways to kick off this week and remind children how important it is to eat breakfast every day. Have children participate in...
Mar 01, 2013

Happy National Nutrition Month - Eat RIght Your Way Every Day

Today is the kick off to National Nutrition Month® This event is sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a way to raise awareness of the importance of healthy food choices. This year's theme is "Eat Right, Your Way ...
Feb 27, 2013

Healthy snacks for kids in school - facts and USDA guidelines

We all need to let our voices be heard about changing the snacks offered to children in school from low nutrition to nutritious snack foods. Even Rachael Ray has joined in to support us. If you have not contacted the USDA, you hav...
Feb 25, 2013

Fresh Fruit Tops The List For Healthy Snacks

Great News! As we head into National Nutrition Month, which begins this Friday, a new report shows that Americans are choosing healthier snacks! According to a report from NPD Group, fresh fruit is now the most popular snack. Chocolate and ...
Feb 22, 2013

Healthy Hobbies That Promote Well Being Like Learning A Musical Instrument

Children can fall in love with the most peculiar things. Think of all the quirky little toys, collectibles, and shows your children get excited about. Imagine if you could harness that frenetic energy into a healthy lifestyle and a life skill that ...
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