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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 12, 2009

Healthy Monday - Get your family active with simple steps

Step up this Monday to health Skip the elevator and use the stairs. Don’t park so close to the door. Take a brisk walk at lunchtime. Or do some fast-paced chores at home. Step up this Monday to healthy activity.   Skip the elevator and use the stairs...
Oct 09, 2009

Working moms get our support in promoting healthy eating.

I"ve been seeing a lot of press about a British study recently published that compares the diet of kids from working mothers to those of stay at home moms.  According to the study, kids with working moms ate less fruits and vegetables and tended to wat...
Oct 07, 2009

National Walk Your Child To School Day reminds us of the importance of daily activity.

Today is National Walk your Child to School Day.Today communities around the world are walking or bicycling to school. This international event was created to: To enhance the health of kids Increased physical activity can combat a host of health pr...
Oct 05, 2009

Recent study shows that sugary drinks are linked to childhood obesity

A new study has finally been able to show a definite link to sugary drinks and childhood obesity.I don't think many of us our surprised by this. It seems like common sense that soda (sugary drinks) is not a healthy choice for kids and we know it is ...
Oct 05, 2009

Healthy Monday- Using smaller plates to teach your family portion control

This Monday take a smaller plate.It’ll make your helping seem bigger and keep your family's waistline slim. A 100 more calories per day can translate into 10 extra pounds per year.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you w...
Oct 02, 2009

Latino Nutrition Month reminds us of that are many healthy recipes for families!

It is Latino Nutrition Month from September 15 through October 15. This was announced by the Latino Nutrition Coalition and Oldways organization. Their goal is to raise awareness amongst the Latino community that making healthy choices can reduce the...
Sep 30, 2009

Will food labels in restaurants help families make healthier choices?

I wrote a few months ago about my mother-in-law (ma) and my father-in-law (pa) who went out to dinner and were surprised to learn the calorie count of the dinner they ate. Read the storyI spoke with ma about the new law that is being proposed that wou...
Sep 28, 2009

New book makes learning about a healthy heart fun for kids

A new book, title "The Adventures of Captain Heart, has just been published. A pediatrician, Eugene Lipov M.D., wrote this clever book with the help of his six year old son to help kids, ages 3 -7 years old, learn about a healthy heart. The...
Sep 28, 2009

Healthy Monday - Get the kids active with activities they love!

Make moving fun for kids this MondayAsk kids what they like, then invite their friends. The more fun they have, the longer they will stick with it.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help...
Sep 25, 2009

Smart Choices - a new healthy food labeling program is set to launch.

"Smart Choices" healthy food labeling program is now ready to start rolling out their new system. This is a new labeling program (I should say another labeling program because there are now several!) that has some major retail and manufacturers on boar...
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