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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.

Oct 30, 2009

Scary new facts about kids' cereals, food advertising and childhood obesity

Halloween the holiday of 'sweets and treats' can be like a nightmare for parents who are concerned about childhood nutrition, health and the rising rates of childhood obesity. Hopefully you have visited our website to find alternative low sugar treat ...
Oct 28, 2009

Healthy Halloween Tips for Parents- Fun Coloring Pages for Kids

'Sweets and treats' often take center stage for the Halloween holiday, which is a concern for parents as we try to limit kids junk and high sugar foods. For a new twist, we have suggestions on using Halloween as an opportunity to teach kids to use mode...
Oct 26, 2009

Healthy Monday- Fight the swine flu with good hand washing.

Washing hands is one of the best ways to stay healthy as cold season approaches. Try a hand-sanitizer if you’re away from water. This Monday keep the hands clean. Washing hands is one of the best ways to teach your family to stay healthy as cold and ...
Oct 23, 2009

Halloween lunch notes- printables that promote healthy eating for kids

It's that time of the year where kids are gearing up for a fun Halloween. But it can also be a time where healthy eating can be replaced with a lot of sugary foods. Did you know that the average child will eat three cups o...
Oct 21, 2009

New WIC guidelines gives families healthier choices.

The new guidelines for WIC, the government sponsored Women, infants and children's nutrition program, went into effect on October 1.I am really happy to see that now families will be allocated WIC coupons to buy fresh fruits and vegetables for the firs...
Oct 19, 2009

Michelle Obama continues to promote healthy nutrition to children in a fun way!

Michelle Obama will once again appear on Sesame Street. This time she will help the show kick off its 40th season by appearing on the November 10 season opener. er 10 season opener. In her continued effort to promote healthy eating to kids, she will ...
Oct 19, 2009

Healthy Monday - make the fridge a healthy place for kids.

This Monday make over your fridge. Switch whole milk with skim, and sugary soft drinks with pure 100%fruit juices. Make sure there is plenty of drinking available. Ditch the processed foods and fill your fridge with fresh produce.Mondays are a great ...
Oct 16, 2009

New study indicates food restriction less effective in controlling childhood obesity

A new study conducted at the Center for Childhood Obesity Research at Pennsylvania State University looked at childrens' self control (inhibitory control), food restrictions and weight gain.In general, they found that the combination of high parental r...
Oct 14, 2009

Guidelines on how much fruit juice is okay for kids to drink.

We have heard alot of talking about minimizing sugary drinks. But, what about fruit juice for kids?It is always best for kids to get their fruit by eating it. When they drink fruit juice, it will have a concentrated dose of natural fruit sugar (fruct...
Oct 12, 2009

Sugary drinks include more than just soda

Sugary drinks are a concern because often kids will drink them instead of drinking fluids that will help their body: water to hydrate the body milk or lactose free milk products that provide much needed calcium Sugary drinks are also high in empt...
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