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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.

Nov 16, 2009

Healthy Monday - Fill your refrigerator with healthy foods for a healthy family.

This Monday make over your fridge!Switch whole milk with skim, and sugary soft drinks with pure fruit juices. Ditch the processed foods and fill your fridge with fresh produce.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will ...
Nov 13, 2009

Turkey food safety- Guidelines for buying, storing and thawing your turkey for Thanksgiving

It is the kick off to holiday season and you are probably beginning to think about the turkey.Turkey is a very good source of protein, selenium, niacin, vitamin B6 and the amino acid tryptophan. It's a good source of zinc and vitamin B12. The skinless ...
Nov 11, 2009

This is the season for fresh cranberries that are loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and fiber!

Fresh cranberries are now in season between October and December, just in time for the holidays!One serving of fresh cranberries (1/2 cup) is low in calories and full of vitamin C and fiber and also a good source of manganese and vitamin K.Cranberries...
Nov 09, 2009

Sesame Street promotes healthy eating to kids with Cookie Monster choosing fruits!

Sesame Street is using its 40th anniversary to promote healthy eating with fun educational videos.Cookie Monster still loves cookies but chooses fruit first and cookies second! This video is a great way to help kids see that fruit is a delicious and a ...
Nov 09, 2009

Healthy Monday - Keep bones strong with vitamin D

In the low-sun winter months, the body craves Vitamin D to keep bones strong and disease at bay. Make sure your family's diet is rich in vitamin D or ask your doctor about a supplement. Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday...
Nov 06, 2009

Kids' new study finds that high sugar cereals are heavily marketed to kids!

Sad to say that the obesity conference reported last week that young kids are being aggressively marketed to by the highest sugar cereals. The study was done by the Yale University Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.Here are some of the reports h...
Nov 04, 2009

Super Nanny helps parents bring healthy eating habits to kids!

Did anyone see Super Nanny last week.  She had her hands full helping a family with not one but two sets of kids make healthy eating choices!Super Nanny was right on target with her healthy tips!Super Nanny noticed that the kids did not eat any fruits ...
Nov 02, 2009

National study shows that many kids in the US don't get enough vitamin D

I have reported on vitamin D levels and kids in previous blogs. vitamin D is so important for kids bones and teeth and may also help to prevent cancer.This is the first nationally representative study of vitamin D levels and children. Children's Hosp...
Nov 02, 2009

Healthy Monday-Treat yourself to healthy treats.

This Monday keep candy in the bag Stay away from your kids’ Halloween treats in favor of sliced apples, unsalted nuts and antioxidant-rich, heart-healthy, organic dark chocolate. This Monday keep your kids' candy in the bag. Stay away from your kids’...
Oct 30, 2009

Halloween fun promotes healthy snacks and gives away free coupons for chocolate milk

I wanted to share with you a chance to have some fun, promote healthy snacks for kids AND support the World Wildlife Fund this Halloween.Hershey’s and Organic Valley want to spread the word about milk in single serve, shelf stable cartons, and encourag...
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