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Jun 19, 2009

Nourish Interactive Partners with Healthy Kids Challenge to Promote Healthy Families

I am happy to announce that we are partners with Healthy Kids Challenge. We share a common vision and goal and by working together we can further our cause to promote healthy kids and healthy families. What is the Healthy Kids Challenge?...
Jun 15, 2009

Childhood Obesity Conference 2009 Highlights

I attended the Childhood Obesity Conference in Los Angeles, CA last week. There were over 1500 participants ranging from teachers, health care providers, pediatricians, government officials and kids health-related organizations. It was very inspirin...
Jun 08, 2009

New study says controlling kids food may not lead to childhood obesity

A new study published in the Obesity Journal indicates that mother's who restrict their child food intake, may not be contributing to childhood obesity. For a while now, it has been a concern that limiting food intake may cause a child to actually gai...
May 29, 2009

Congress debates putting food labels in restaurants- will it help families make healthier choices?

The Menu Education and Labeling Act (MEAL) is back up for debate in congress. This proposed legislation is trying to close the gap left open back in 1990. The 1990 Nutrition Labeling Education Act required food manufacturers to put nutrition informat...
May 22, 2009

Food Allergy is on the Rise Among Children

May is national Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.According to the CDC, 4% of children suffer from food allergies.  Having food allergies, doubles a child risk of having asthma and triples their risk of having a skin or respiratory allergy.There are ...
May 20, 2009

Is there a relationship between childhood obesity and food allergies?

There may be an association between childhood obesity and allergies.  A new study released by the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, looked at data from 4,111 participants between the ages of 2 through 19.The study found, when c...
May 13, 2009

Nourish Interactive participates in Visa Health Fair - Reaching Out to Parents With Healthy Tips For Families

We participated in the Visa Health and Wellness Fair yesterday. I had a lot of fun talking with employees, who are also parents, about our tools and tips to help them bring nutrition to the home. I was touched by many moms and even some dads! - ...
Apr 29, 2009

Family Mealtime Proves to Be a Powerful Activity on Kids Healthy Habits

Sometimes I am asked, what is the one most important habit I can change that will make a difference in my child's health. That is not an easy one to answer, because I start to think about vegetables, healthy snacking, portion sizes, daily fitness.But ...
Apr 20, 2009

Fast-food and childhood obesity - how close is the nearest fast-food to your child's school?

This should be of no surprise to anyone. It actually seems rather obvious! But a recent study conducted by UC Berkeley found the following stats: childhood obesity rates among 9th graders were increased by 5.2% when a fast food restaurant is within...
Apr 06, 2009

Healthy Monday Tip- Keep Saturated Fats Down by Substituting Meat One Day a Week

Making Mondays meatless moderates your family's saturated fat intake and balances nutrition. Delicious meals with veggies, whole grains and beans (instead of meat) can help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer – four leading preventable...
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