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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.

Jun 29, 2009

Safety Tips for Summer Barbecues- Family Safe Grilling

You got the grill pulled out and are ready to start barbecuing. A fun family way to cook and eat together enjoying the wonderful summer weather.But don't forget these safety tips to keep the kids and family safe:Before you start to grill - check and c...
Jun 29, 2009

Healthy Monday - Color up your child's salad with fruits!

This Monday prepare for the 4th with fruit Go red, white and blue with pomegranate, bananas and grapes in your salad. Blend strawberries, plain non-fat yogurt and blueberries for a smoothie rich in flavor and antioxidants.Mondays are a great day to re...
Jun 26, 2009

Don't let summer be an excuse for kids to miss breakfast- easy healthy breakfast tips

During summertime, it can be easy to fall out of some healthy habits - like making sure your child eats breakfast every morning. Perhaps with kids sleeping in or going to camp, it is throwing your morning routine out the window!Here are some easy, tim...
Jun 24, 2009

Another "Shout out" to Michelle Obama for modeling the fun of healthy eating to kids

First Lady Michelle Obama invited children from the Bancroft Elementary School to harvest the vegetables they had planted in March at the White House's vegetable garden.The students helped pick the vegetables and then taking it another step further...k...
Jun 22, 2009

Georgia State wants schools to monitor a child's BMI score

Georgia State has just introduced a bill that would have schools tracking a child's body mass index (BMI). So in addition to reading, writing, math and other subjects we may be asking them to track a child's BMI. Learn more about your child's BMI.The ...
Jun 22, 2009

Healthy Monday - Regular dental visits keeps the whole family smiling.

 This Monday shine up your family's smile. Skip the dentist and risk losing those pearly whites. Schedule a professional cleaning twice a year, plus a check up for oral cancer, tooth decay and gum disease.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Healt...
Jun 19, 2009

Nourish Interactive Partners with Healthy Kids Challenge to Promote Healthy Families

I am happy to announce that we are partners with Healthy Kids Challenge. We share a common vision and goal and by working together we can further our cause to promote healthy kids and healthy families. What is the Healthy Kids Challenge?...
Jun 17, 2009

Father's Day Cards and Gift of Time Certificates Coloring Pages - Great Gifts for Kids to Give Dad

It is that time of the year, where kids (adults too!) stop and recognize how great dads are. There are many ways for kids to thank dad for his fun and loving ways that don't cost money. With father's day quickly approaching, we have created some...
Jun 15, 2009

Childhood Obesity Conference 2009 Highlights

I attended the Childhood Obesity Conference in Los Angeles, CA last week. There were over 1500 participants ranging from teachers, health care providers, pediatricians, government officials and kids health-related organizations. It was very inspirin...
Jun 15, 2009

Healthy Monday - Great day for the family to get moving and be active

The family that moves together on Monday, sticks together all week. Start this Monday with a family stroll around the block. Hike, swim or shoot hoops. Bond while you build health! Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you ...
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