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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 29, 2010

Easter holiday fun and healthy activities for kids- promote healthy eating to kids

School break is here and most kids are on vacation this week or next.  To keep them busy and having a little nutrition fun, share our Easter holiday fun activity page.I like holidays because it is another opportunity to introduce healthy eating, exerci...
Mar 29, 2010

Healthy Monday - Don't get fooled by Calories

This week, check nutrition labels before you eat. And don’t be fooled by a low calorie count! Look at serving size and number of servings per package.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip t...
Mar 27, 2010

Pyramid Power vs the Junk Food Bandits- Animated Videos Promoting Eating Healthy Foods

New video animation- Just in time for March Madness...and National Nutrition Month. Chef Solus' cute animated characters promote healthy food choices! Meet the basketball starting lineup players- characters from Food Pyramid Power and The Junk Food Ban...
Mar 25, 2010

Share Video Promoting Healthy Nutrition for Kids! Tweet for Nutrition Book Giveaway

Hello Google search visitor! You most likely found this page searching for nutrition videos for kids or healthy giveaway contests. Visit our YouTube channel here to see all our videos for kids healthy nutrition and some playlists we've colle...
Mar 24, 2010

What's on your plate film on Discovery channel - teach kids about nutrition

"What's On Your Plate" is a film about two eleven year girls who explore the food system in New York city.These two girls take us on a journey to learn about food politics and how food really gets on our plate.  They share their thoughts and experience...
Mar 22, 2010

March madness Pyramid Power Basketball - teaching kids about nutrition in a fun way

Enjoy part 1 of our Food Pyramid animation.  In honor of March madness, meet the Pyramid Power Basketball team as they prepare to face off against the Junk Food Bandits!  Part 1 of new video- new episode released later this week.
Mar 22, 2010

Healthy Monday - Keeping your family healthy

This week, make a list of diseases that run in your family. Next time you see your doctor discuss your risk and recommended screenings for each family member.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some health...
Mar 19, 2010

Celebrate Agriculture Day with the kids and promote healthy food choices

Tomorrow is National Agricultural Day.If you are looking for some ideas for a fun Saturday outing with the kids, think about incorporating this special day.  Many kids don't really realize where fresh fruits and vegetables come from,  a common answer, ...
Mar 17, 2010

Happy St Patrick's Day - Include some healthy greens tonight for dinner

Happy St Patricks Day.  And I ask you do you have your "Greens" on?     St Patrick's is all about the green!  So take advantage and introduce some healthy greens tonight at dinner time.  You can use St Patrick's Day as a way to entice the kids to adven...
Mar 15, 2010

Michelle Obama leads the nation in the fight against childhood obesity.

Michelle Obama is taking a front seat in the fight against childhood obesity.  She reminds us that today, one-third of all American children are overweight or obese. The rate is even higher among African Americans, and one-half of all minority childr...
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