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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.

Aug 21, 2009

Simple solution to get kids eating their school lunch.

With our continued concern with the economy, it got me thinking about how to avoid "wasting" money.Yeah, wasting money, throwing money away! As your kids get ready to go back to school, I am reminded of a study I read last year in September.A study fu...
Aug 19, 2009

Cool Cups Healthy Snacks for Kids Offers Discount for Back to School

I was contacted by Cool Cups to try their kids gel snack pack. What caught my eye was the fact that it was made with all natural ingredients. It is difficult to find healthy pre-packaged snacks that don't have chemicals, preservatives and other unna...
Aug 17, 2009

Back to school - help kids make healthy food choices in the school cafeteria

It is that time again! Summer passed by fast and now it is back to school! This means many kids will be buying their lunch in the school cafeteria.Of course, the best option is to have your child bring their lunch from home so together you can create ...
Aug 17, 2009

Healthy Monday - Cook some fish and give your kids a good dose of omega 3s!

This Monday go fishAnd get your fill of low-cal, low-fat protein with key nutrients like Omega-3’s. Grill a salmon steak or add a filet to a vegetable shish kabob – it’s that easy!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday,...
Aug 14, 2009

Alliance for a Healthier Generation awards 114 schools for outstanding health and nutrition environments.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation has named the 114 outstanding schools in the US.  These schools are recognized  for building healthy learning environments for students and staff, receiving a bronze, silver or gold award.These schools are to b...
Aug 12, 2009

What's on your plate helps kids learn about our food system from other kids

I just found about a film called What's On Your Plate? It was created by, a nonprofit organizationThis is a film is a documentary that follows the lives of two eleven year old inner city kids as they explore their place in ...
Aug 10, 2009

Concerns about energy drinks and kids

Is your child seeing the ads for energy drinks and asking you to add them to your grocery list?I just an article about the effects of energy drinks on kids. To read all the facts and studies listed, read the full article.Here are some key points you s...
Aug 10, 2009

Healthy Monday - This Monday build your brain with games

Crosswords, sudoku … any puzzle that taps your language or math skills can leave your mind sharp and stimulated.  Just a few minutes a day!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your...
Aug 07, 2009

Senator Gillibrand proposes ban on trans fats in schools

It always amazes me that we have to pass a law (and all the politics that entails) to do what is obvious common sense.I read today the Senator Gellibrand is introducing a bill to help fight childhood obesity. The bill will: ban trans fats in meals s...
Aug 05, 2009

Is childhood obesity child abuse or society abuse?

There has been a lot in the news lately about the child who reached 555 pounds. The mother was charged with child neglect. Now a debate is underway whether she can be charged with child abuse.A child doesn't go from 90 pounds to 555 pounds overnight,...
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