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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.

Jan 28, 2013

FDA proposed new rules to prevent food contaminated illness

Earlier this month, the FDA proposed new rules regarding food safety. These rules are key to the preventive food safety approach established by the 2011 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. It has been almost 2 years since our President Obama ha...
Jan 25, 2013

Tell the MPAA: Stop the Marketing of Violent PG-13 Movies to Young Children

I just told the Motion Picture Association of America to stop the movie industry from marketing violent PG-13 movies to young children. Will you join me? Please take action at
Jan 23, 2013

Steps to fighting childhood obesity

Childhood obesity is taking front and center stage on the show, The Biggest Loser. This week, each child was visited at home by the trainers. Talking with the families about their habits and how to modify the family's choices would be the most ...
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Jan 14, 2013

Flu season hits hard 2013 - Flu Vaccination Infographic

The flu season has hit us hard this year. I say that as I lay here with the worst flu I have had in over 5 years. And, no, I did not listen and get the flu shot. ;-( Given that, I thought I would share this infographic about the flu created b...
Jan 11, 2013

The Biggest Loser Show tackling childhood obesity this season

I was excited to see the reality show, The Biggest Loser, because it is tackling childhood obesity this season. Although there has been a great deal of attention paid to childhood obesity, having a nationally popular show highlight this problem is ...
Jan 09, 2013

School lunches from around the world

Wondering what kids eat for lunch around the world. Find out what our neighbors in Russia, Japan and other countries are serving their children for school lunch.
Jan 07, 2013

How To Lose Weight In Three Easy Steps

If you want a simple, basic, straightforward approach how to lose weight, this can be your ticket to a healthier life. By following these three steps, you will have the necessary tools to make an actual difference in the amount you weigh. ...
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