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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.

May 25, 2009

Keep your family healthy and avoid summer weight gain with these easy healthy kids' tips

Help your child avoid summertime weight gain.A study found that kids body mass index increased during summer break.It's not too hard to figure out why kids may be gaining weight over summer. And it is probably the result of several factors, not just o...
May 25, 2009

Healthy Monday - This Monday rev up by relaxing

Spend 30 minutes a day taking a stroll, stretching or doing yoga, playing with the kids, playing with the dog, meditating, reading or listening to music. Regular relaxation keeps energy levels high.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. ...
May 22, 2009

Food Allergy is on the Rise Among Children

May is national Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.According to the CDC, 4% of children suffer from food allergies.  Having food allergies, doubles a child risk of having asthma and triples their risk of having a skin or respiratory allergy.There are ...
May 20, 2009

Is there a relationship between childhood obesity and food allergies?

There may be an association between childhood obesity and allergies.  A new study released by the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, looked at data from 4,111 participants between the ages of 2 through 19.The study found, when c...
May 18, 2009

Keep Healthy Eating for Kids and Family a Priority Even in Bad Economy

A study released by the American Heart Association in March 2009, indicates that Americans are cutting back on healthy habits during this difficult economic times. The study focuses on adults, but we know that many adults are also parents!Here is some ...
May 18, 2009

Healthy Monday - This Monday strike the alarm on strokes

Stroke is the nation’s third leading cause of death. Control high blood pressure, quit smoking, manage your cholesterol and exercise regularly to protect yourself. Teach your child the importance of a healthy heart.Mondays are a great day to renew F...
May 15, 2009

Michelle Obama visits Sesame Street and promotes healthy eating and being active

Michelle Obama is truly rising as one of our most health minded mothers/First Lady. First, she is planting a garden in the White House and now she is on Sesame Street promoting healthy habits.Here is a cute public service announcement Michelle Obama ...
May 13, 2009

Nourish Interactive participates in Visa Health Fair - Reaching Out to Parents With Healthy Tips For Families

We participated in the Visa Health and Wellness Fair yesterday. I had a lot of fun talking with employees, who are also parents, about our tools and tips to help them bring nutrition to the home. I was touched by many moms and even some dads! - ...
May 11, 2009

Healthy Baking Snacks Combine Tasty And Healthy And A Great Bargain For Families

We all love some sweets. My husband loves his chocolate. My kids love their apple pie! I love my lemon.. lemon anything, I am not picky.But sometimes, combining sweets and healthy in the same sentence can seem a bit challenging. If it is healthy, i...
May 11, 2009

Healthy Monday - Beware of the bread basket when eating out

Ask your waiter to hold the bread until your meal is ready. That way you’ll eat less and leave room for the good stuff.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family start the wee...
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