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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 04, 2013

Obesity crisis in America - Facts For Parents

It is the beginning of the year and one of the top New Year's resolutions will be losing weight. We all probably put on a few extra pounds this holiday season where stress is higher, favorite foods are abundant and exercise is non-existant! Som...
Jan 02, 2013

Don't Flake out on your Exercise Routine this Winter: 10 Ways to Stay Active

Hibernating is for the bears, but we humans love to snuggle up in our warm, cozy houses during the winter. Unlike naturally hibernating creatures, we tend to gorge ourselves through the winter months. Holiday treats like eggnog, pies, hams and cooki...
Dec 31, 2012

Happy New Year from

It is New Year's eve and time to say good-bye to another year. Honestly, it seemed like this year has just flown by! But we did not want the day to get away without thanking you for your support throughout the last year. It is your kind words ...
Dec 28, 2012

Top 12 features of 2012 at

Wow, what a year it has been. We launched a new website with a new easier navigation system to help you find the specific features you were looking for! We launched new features like our Daily Tips for parents and we just launched our Daily Tip...
Dec 26, 2012

New Years Printables for kids from

I hope everyone had a great holiday and wonderful family time. That is what really makes the holidays so special. Once you get past all the running around, shopping and cooking (and wrapping!) it is all about the family. We move from one holi...
Dec 24, 2012

Happy Healthy Holidays from

We are decorating our tree and getting ready for a wonderful Christmas. We wanted to wish all of you a safe and joyous holiday season. Keep the kids busy with some healthy fun holiday printables. Just click to download them. M...
Dec 21, 2012

Holiday shopping facts - how does your budget measure up

As we get ready for the holiday, I thought this infographic had some fun holiday facts to share. Wondering just how much Americans will spend this Christmas? The average family will spend $749.51 and $421 of that is to family members. C...
Dec 19, 2012

Keep the kids busy with healthy holiday printables and indoor activities

It is Christmas vacation and the kids are home while you are busy preparing for a wonderful holiday event with the family. You may be looking for things for your children to do while indoors during this cold winter. Here is a list of ideas...
Dec 17, 2012

Will you be naughty or nice in your food choices at your holiday feast?

You aren't surprised to learn that holiday is a time for feasting and weight gain. Are you teaching your child to eat too much during the holidays or are you using the holidays as a chance to teach them to enjoy their favorite foods in moderat...
Dec 14, 2012

Healthy activities for kids during the holiday break

The kids are out of school or just about to go on winter break. If you are looking for some ways to keep the kids busy during this holiday season, we have some fun activities for children that will keep them busy and reinforce healthy messages. ...
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