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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 03, 2009

Help your child learn to do a pull up and keep them physically fit

Kids need to learn about the importance of being physically fit when they are young, before the habits are formed. Before they are overrun with commercials about junk food and how it is to eat them (you even get a toy sometimes!)Being able to do a pul...
Aug 03, 2009

Healthy Monday - Give the gift of blood this Monday

Every two seconds someone needs blood. You could save a life by donating. It’s safe and easy, and you get a free check-up!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family start the ...
Jul 31, 2009

Childhood obesity tops the 100 billion dollar mark

Childhood obesity (and it related issues) is costing American taxpayers over $100 BILLION dollars A YEAR.But of course, it is more than the money. It's about our children being happy and healthy. It's about giving them a chance to grow up without di...
Jul 29, 2009

Childhood obesity predicted to shorten kids lives.

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, made the opening remarks at the conference, "Weight of the Nation".  She stated "the childhood obesity epidemic so severe in our country that this generation of kids could be the first in mor...
Jul 27, 2009

Introduce kids to berries that are loaded with health benefits - colorful and sweet too

The Berry Health Benefits Symposium just convened and more and more wonderful health benefits are being discovered from our tasty fruit, the Berry family: Blueberries Strawberries Raspberries Cranberries Blackberries And other berries Helps p...
Jul 27, 2009

Healthy Monday - Walk the walk this Monday

It’s warm, the days are long, so grab the kids and challenge each other to walk a little farther and faster than before.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family start the we...
Jul 24, 2009

Calories can be hidden in the most unsuspecting foods - teach kids to ask for dressing on the side!

I liked to share with you a little story:My mother-in-law, I call her Ma, is always watching her calories and trying to eat healthy.  Her and my father-in-law, I call him Dad, went out to dinner one evening.  Dad looks over the menu and orders his us...
Jul 22, 2009

Video games can help educate children about nutrition and health

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center has just released a report identifying video games as a useful means to educate children about health.The report states:"Digital games show significant potential to promote children’s growth and healthy development. They ...
Jul 20, 2009

Healthy Monday - Start your activity program

Up activity this Monday A sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of chronic disease. Get active – it’s summer! Just 30 minutes a day – jog, walk, bike, hike or swim!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows.Every Monday, you will find s...
Jul 20, 2009

New healthy food ratings - will they help us eat healthier or make us more confused?

With the big push for eating healthier, companies are introducing new healthy rating food systems.  With food labels and health claims splattered all over the packaging, it can become very confusing!Let's take a look at what is out there: Food Labels...
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