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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.

Sep 23, 2009

Family Nutrition Video- kids nutrition education games- parents tips and tools

Watch this new video to learn about Nourish Interactive's family nutrition website. Visit us for nutrition tools for parents and kids nutrition games
Sep 21, 2009

Healthy Monday Tips - Keep your family safe by checking the smoke detectors.

This Monday sound the alarm.Test every detector in your home to keep them functioning and charged. Your safety and the safety of your loved ones are worth the effort!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some ...
Sep 21, 2009

School nurses are taking an active role in helping kids, families and their communities prevent childhood obesity

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) has developed a one day course to train nurses in the assessment for childhood obesity and to provide them with tools for school nurses to use to assist students, families and the school community to add...
Sep 18, 2009

Nourish Interactive receives Parents Choice Award

It is a very exciting day for our team at We were notified by the Parents Choice Organization that our website has received an award . We really take this award with great pride and appreciation. We are a team of ...
Sep 16, 2009

New study shows 70% of kids are low in vitamin D

According to another study, published in Pediatrics,70% of American children are at increased risk for bone and heart disease because of low levels of vitamin D.The study looked at a representative sample of more than 6000 individuals between the ages ...
Sep 14, 2009

Healthy Monday - Start your family's day with a healthy start - Breakfast!

This Monday base your family's day on breakfast.Start with carbohydrates, protein and a little fat to keep your family's motor running. Studies show that skipping breakfast leads to weight gain and sluggishness.Mondays are a great day to renew Family H...
Sep 14, 2009

PBS reaches out to kids with new website!

PBS kids has launched a new website for kids called Speak Out.PBS is giving kids their very own forum where kids can actually post their own healthy tips, ideas and suggestions for other kids to read. The forum is targeted to 6 to 12 years encouraging...
Sep 11, 2009

Get the kids involved in easy and fun "back to school healthy lunch food" ideas

As part of the "Go Back to School Early" series, chef and mom Domenica Catelli, author of the cookbook "Momalicious," shared on "The Early Show" a few fun and innovative ways to make brown bag lunches tastier.I thought this one was very interesting an...
Sep 09, 2009

Back to School with Mangos - lots of healthy fruit snack food alternatives for kids

Back to school time can signify hectic schedules, homework and lots of eating on-the-go, but it doesn’t mean your family can afford to slack off on their physical fitness or healthy lifestyle. Jango Mango, official mango ambassador for the National M...
Sep 07, 2009

Put a smile on your child's face at lunchtime with fun printable healthy lunch cards

You have heard me say this many times. But I have to say it again. "Keep nutrition fun for kids. Help them learn about healthy eating in a way that makes them remember their learning experience positively." But you say, give me practical eas...
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