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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 08, 2009

Happy Mother's Day- Thanks Mom For Teaching Me Healthy Habits

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and I want to wish all the Mothers a very warm felt Happy Mother’s Day. I think of my own mom who raised my sister and I as a single mom. But despite a full time job and all the responsibilities she carried, she...
May 06, 2009

Swine flu- proper hand washing is the single most prevention all kids should learn

Swine flu has been all over the news and with reported cases getting closer and closer to home, we are all very concerned.How can we help keep our child safe? There is one thing we can teach our children that will prevent a great deal of diseases thro...
May 04, 2009

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

It is that time of the year, where kids (adults too!) stop and recognize how wonderful mothers are. There are many ways for kids to thank mom for her special and loving ways that don't cost money.With mother's day quickly approaching, we have created ...
May 04, 2009

Healthy Monday - Cinco de Mayo healthy tasty Mexican food

This Cinco de Mayo try veggie chili, spinach enchiladas, bean burritos or mushroom and pepper quesadillas in place of meat dishes high in saturated fat. Substitute salsa for sour cream! Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every ...
May 01, 2009

Ways to help your child get enough calcium and ensure some strong bones

Children need their calcium to ensure strong bones. How much calcium a child has in their bones will affect how strong their bones are when they are older adults. That is why it is so important to help kids get enough calcium now, while they are grow...
Apr 29, 2009

Family Mealtime Proves to Be a Powerful Activity on Kids Healthy Habits

Sometimes I am asked, what is the one most important habit I can change that will make a difference in my child's health. That is not an easy one to answer, because I start to think about vegetables, healthy snacking, portion sizes, daily fitness.But ...
Apr 27, 2009

Build off national TV turn-off week and limit kids TV time to 2 hours or less- the fun way!

Wow, the national Turn off the TV week has officially ended. How did you do?   Were you and the kids able to make it a full week without TV?    Regardless of your answer, whether you made it through the whole week or not, you still raised your family'...
Apr 27, 2009

Healthy Monday- Ready, set, parents start lifting

Strength training helps every body. Pump up your metabolism and build stronger muscles, bones and tendons, and improve posture, flexibility and balance.Lift weights, try resistance bands and inflatable exercise balls, at home or the gym. Learn some str...
Apr 24, 2009

Give up meat for one day a week and save the planet too! Celebrate Earth Day with action.

Meatless Monday has just released a video about the astonishing and rather surprising effect we can have on this planet by making one day a week - a meatless day. With this past Wednesday being Earth Day, we have to ask ourselves what can we do that wi...
Apr 22, 2009

National Turn off TV Week Tips - TV Free Ideas for Fun Activities for the Whole Family

Just checking in with everyone. We are on the third day of the national "Turn Off TV" week.  This week is a great opportunity for some serious family fun. With the first two days behind you, the kids may be surprised that it ...
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