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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 07, 2009

Healthy Monday - Prioritize your family time to fun and healthy activities!

This Monday get your life on track!Write down how you spend your days, then evaluate. Prioritize your time with exercise, wholesome meals and family fun – and stay happy!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find...
Sep 04, 2009

Tips on handling the picky eater's school lunch- healthy school lunch foods for kids

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics suggests the following tips to dealing with the picky eater's lunch: allowing picky eaters to choose one treat for lunch each day parents should also cut and peel foods to make them easy to eat Expose st...
Sep 02, 2009

Slow Food sends a strong message to Congress with Eat-In set for Labor Day

On Labor Day, the Slow Food Organization (clever, opposite of "Fast Food") is promoting a national "Eat In"An Eat-In (part potluck and part sit-in) is a peaceful way for people all over the country to join together to raise awareness and send a very im...
Aug 31, 2009

New study reports that healthy eating has fallen on list of priorities - family food budget

The economy is still a hardship with many Americans and now a new study, released by Technomic, is reporting that eating healthy is becoming more difficult even though more consumers do actually want to eat healthier!Here is what the study reported: ...
Aug 31, 2009

Healthy Monday - Keep your kids safe by reviewing safety rules for the road.

This Monday put school safety 1stSit down with your kids and review the rules for buses, bicycles and pedestrian crossings. Teach them how to stay calm in an emergency.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find so...
Aug 28, 2009

Go Meatless on Monday and Save the Planet and Improve Your Health

Why pledge to go meatless one day a week.Our friends at Meatless Monday reminds us that it is more than just our own personal health. It also saves our environment. You may not realize this but the livestock that provides meat for us to eat is respon...
Aug 26, 2009

Childhood obesity listed as number one concern amongst parents.

The annual survey taken by the University of Michigan, CS Mott Children's hospital has just been released. This survey interviews adults about their concerns regarding children's health in their community.Here are the 2009 results: For a second year...
Aug 24, 2009

Childhood obesity on the rise requires new category - severe obesity

New research that will be published in September has more compelling data about the need for early nutrition education.Researchers looked at the data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) ov over 12, 384 children. Their st...
Aug 24, 2009

Healthy Monday - keep your family healthy with regular doctor visits

This Monday get the factsAsk a doctor or nurse which tests you need for your age, lifestyle and medical history. Then schedule an appointment!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help you...
Aug 23, 2009
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