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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, 2010

Healthy Monday - St Patrick's Day get lucky with green vegetables

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s day, visit the produce section of your local market and stock up on lots of green! Try to incorporate some green veggies into every dish this week.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you wi...
Mar 12, 2010

Printable 'Lucky' Nutrition Activities for Kids- St Patrick's Day reminds us that Lucky Green starts with Healthy Greens

It is almost St Patrick's Day and that means put your lucky "Green On". Holidays are a fun way to incorporate nutrition and healthy eating habits! St Patrick's Day is certainly no exception. We have created some very cute and positive nut...
Mar 10, 2010

Are kids snacking habits turning them into constant eaters?

Our kids may be having too many snacks and they are not the healthy kind.  This new study just released by University of Carolina, may be fuel for the big debate "should we tax sugary drinks and junk food".A recent study shows the following concerning ...
Mar 08, 2010

Healthy Monday - Get the kids active during commercials

Make the most of TV time this Monday. Challenge your family and see who can do the most jumping jacks or leg lifts during commercials.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family ...
Mar 08, 2010

Marketers using characters to promote "not-very nutritious" foods in grocery stores.

A new study released by Yale shows that marketers are using characters, athletes and toys/games to entice children to purchase their food products.Here is what the study found: Foods that were not very healthy or had a lower nutritional value had mor...
Mar 05, 2010

Three simple changes to a healthier family - National Nutrition Month

It's National Nutrition Month® and a great reminder to all of us about the importance of eating healthy.The American Dietetic Association promotes March as National Nutrition Month®.  This organization reminds us every year that nutrition is a very imp...
Mar 03, 2010

Find a local Farm to School program to help kids learn about nutrition.

Michelle Obama has really helped promote a new trend and a very healthy one,  fresh farm foods.I know many schools are trying to incorporate fresh grown fruits and vegetables into their cafeteria program and their nutrition education programs.  I ran a...
Mar 01, 2010

Parents don't realize when their child is overweight - new study says

Can you tell if your child is overweight?According to a new study, you may be underestimating your child's weight. A large proportion of the parents of overweight children—and especially mothers, who are surveyed more often—do not perceive their childr...
Mar 01, 2010

Healthy Monday Tip - Getting the kids to snack smarter

Start your week by doing the Monday 2000! Stay within the recommended 2000 calorie limit by snacking on 
fruits, vegetables and low-fat cheese.  Help your kids learn from you how to snack smarter! Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. E...
Feb 26, 2010

Top 10 Ways to Help Kids Develop Healthy Habits for a Healthy Heart- The American Heart Association

As we come to the end of February, National Heart Health Month here are some great tips to keep in mind all year long.The American Heart Association's top ten ways to help kids develop healthy habits.  This should sound pretty familiar, but it is alway...
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