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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, 2010

Sugary cereals cut back on sugar for a healthier start in 2010!

Cereal giants like General Mills and Kelloggs are scaling back the sugar in some of their most popular cereals.These sugary cereals have been under attack by many watchdogs especially since they heavily market to kids. With cereals being such a popular...
Jan 01, 2010

Happy New Year from Nourish Interactive

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that another year has rolled by. We believe that the best way to fight childhood obesity and keep our kids healthy is through early fun nutrition education. We thank...
Dec 30, 2009

Salad bars may be coming to a school near you! More fruits and vegetables for kids.

The Children's Fruit and Vegetable Act of 2009 was introduced to Capitol Hill on December 16th.  This bill essentially would require all elementary schools to offer a salad bar as part of their lunch program.Research has shown that having a variety of ...
Dec 28, 2009

Food industry still marketing fatty- sugary foods to kids despite their promise to stop!

Are we surprised by the latest report indicating that the food and beverage industry has failed to live up their commitment to change their marketing practices to children? I have to say, I am not.The US Council of Better Business Bureaus initiated a ...
Dec 28, 2009

Healthy Monday - Set your New Year Resolutions as a family!

This Monday start your new year early!Take stock of last year and resolve to do better, love more and live healthier. Sit down as a family and write down five ways to get a head start!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, y...
Dec 25, 2009

Merry Christmas from Nourish Interactive

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and very MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Nourish Interactive Team!
Dec 23, 2009

Healthy holiday fun name cards for the table promote health.

Everyone is getting ready for the holiday and looking for creative ways to liven up their table. Remember, how I am always saying to make nutrition fun. Well here is a simple and free activity that reminds kids to be healthy!For your special holiday ...
Dec 21, 2009

Fun Christmas activities for the kids while you get ready for the holiday.

It's almost Christmas and we have fun activities to keep the kids busy while you get ready. Kids can play our free nutrition game Chef Solus and the Food Pyramid Adventure, our kids' healthy games online, read a nutrition story about Christmas, or  en...
Dec 21, 2009

Healthy Monday Tips - Take a family walk and destress from the holiday hustle!

This Monday have the family step outside to de-stress.Take a break from the stress of the holiday hustle and bustle and go for a brisk 10-minute walk with the kids. You’ll return to the festivities refreshed, relaxed and invigorated.Mondays are a great...
Dec 18, 2009

Give the kids a healthy snack before the last minute shopping rush!

A quick reminder that as we enter in our final weekend before Christmas and all the shopping craziness, please remember to give your kids a healthy snack before you head out the door.  This way the kids won't start nagging you to go the fast food route...
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