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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.

Mar 16, 2009

Salad surprise found when reading food labels

I was shopping at Traders Joes looking for a quick salad for my lunch. I wanted something tasty, not just lettuce. I was surprised at the calories on the back of the prepackaged salads. Some of these small salads were over 400 calories and if I add ...
Mar 16, 2009

Healthy Monday- Go Green for a Healthy St Patricks Celebration

Show the kids how to go green like the Irish -- with cabbage. This vegetable is known as one of the most important in the world because of its nutritional benefits and cancer-fighting ability. It's delicious, too. Add cabbage to salad, soup, stir-fry a...
Mar 13, 2009

Another reason family meals promote a healthy family

We have all heard this so many times: It takes about twenty minutes for our stomachs to feel full But after a busy day, rushing around, it is easy for us to scarf our meal down in 10 minutes flat. My husband can do 5!But eating that fast, doesn't ...
Mar 11, 2009

Alliance Healthcare Initative tackles childhood obesity head on

An alliance of health groups and insurance companies recently announced an initiative that will assist in battling one of America's biggest health problems in children: obesity.Insurance companies will usually not pay for anti-obesity services like cou...
Mar 09, 2009

Childhood obesity- too many reasons not to take action

We want to keep our kids eating healthy and prevent childhood obesity with: early nutrition education positive healthy food associations healthy parent role modeling daily activity developing good habits while they are young Why is this so imp...
Mar 09, 2009

Healthy Monday - Make it a stress-free Monday

Stress is part of daily life, but it's also linked to heart disease and depression. Exercise shrinks the production of stress hormones and counteracts your body's stress responses while helping you and the kids shed tension and restore calmness and cl...
Mar 06, 2009

Kids like Eating Cool Vegetables with Cool Names

A recent study was presented at the School Nutrition Association's annual meeting. The study tested the response of kids to vegetables and fruits:186 kids were given carrots to eat as part of their lunch on certain daysthe same kids were given carrots ...
Mar 04, 2009

National Recess Week reminds kids about the importance of being active

This week is National Recess Week and schools all over America are celebrating it with special recess activities.But what is behind this recognition week. It's about the importance of getting kids active. It's about getting kids to playground to play, ...
Mar 02, 2009

TV snacking can be contributing to childhood obesity- obesity prevention tips

A new study conducted by Dr. Diane Jackson from the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health showed that children, ages 2-6 who spend more time in front of the TV tend to be heavier. The study followed 89 children between the ages of 2-6 years old fo...
Mar 02, 2009

Healthy Monday- Help the kids find the rainbow colors in fruits and vegetables

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with your family by finding a rainbow -- of vegetables. At the store, challenge your children to find as many different colors of vegetables as they can -- purple cabbage, red peppers, white cauliflower, green beans. ...
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