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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 12, 2009

Is it okay for grandma to spoil your child with too much sweets?

Grandparents, they are so loving to their grandkids. But what do you do if the grandparent is teaching your kids unhealthy habits? I was at a graduation party last weekend and noticed a grandparent feeding her grandchild the following: chocolate ch...
Jun 10, 2009

Kids and high blood pressure - Is your pediatrician screening your child?

High blood pressure and children are usually not something we think about in the same sentence. Most parents would not worry about their child having high blood pressure because we think this is an adult disease.These facts about hypertension in child...
Jun 08, 2009

Healthy Monday - Keep your skin healthy

This Monday ban the tan More than 90% of skin cancers are caused by sun exposure. Apply sunscreen daily on your child and yourself and teach your child to wear a wide-brim hat. Also, adults should have a dermatologist check your skin every year.Mond...
Jun 08, 2009

New study says controlling kids food may not lead to childhood obesity

A new study published in the Obesity Journal indicates that mother's who restrict their child food intake, may not be contributing to childhood obesity. For a while now, it has been a concern that limiting food intake may cause a child to actually gai...
Jun 05, 2009

Seasonal fruit- strawberries gives a tasty boost in getting kids to eat fruit

We know kids don't get enough fruit and vegetables in their diet. Strawberries are a great source of vitamins and a great way to get kids eating fruit. There are so many different desserts you can make with it and naturally sweet.Here are some health...
Jun 03, 2009

Type 1 Diabetes is predicted to rise in young children

A new study published in the Lancet Journal is predicting that European children under five with type 1 diabetes could double over the next decade.The study is based on trends found in Europe. But experts believe the US can expect similar results. Cu...
Jun 01, 2009

Can Childhood Obesity be Combated by Adding More PE Classes - A New Study Says No

A new study presented at the 17th annual European Congress on Obesity is challenging the nation that adding more PE classes to school time will make a difference in childhood obesity. The study found that: kids who exercised more in school tended t...
Jun 01, 2009

Healthy Mondays - Planning Your Healthy Family Meals

This Monday plan a week of healthy meals. Write them down and shop ahead to avoid stress. Stick to your intention of cooking in and eating healthy.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to hel...
May 29, 2009

Congress debates putting food labels in restaurants- will it help families make healthier choices?

The Menu Education and Labeling Act (MEAL) is back up for debate in congress. This proposed legislation is trying to close the gap left open back in 1990. The 1990 Nutrition Labeling Education Act required food manufacturers to put nutrition informat...
May 27, 2009

Start Planning Your School's National Walk to School Day - Plan a Memorable Event

It may seem a little early to talk about the International Walk to School Day scheduled for October 7, 2009.  But as they say, it is never to early to start planning.This is a good opportunity to make it a fun day for the kids/families and really rais...
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