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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.

Feb 27, 2009

Portion sizes - follow the three S rule to keep portions at a healthy serving

Portion sizes. There has been a great deal of studies done on why our portion sizes are getting bigger and the psychology of portion sizes. I thought I would share a few interesting facts to think about: The average person will eat 25-50% more food w...
Feb 25, 2009

Oscars Wall-E Movie Importance of Fitness Activities For Kids

I enjoyed the Oscars this week! Probably like so many, I ran out to get a copy of some of the most nominated Oscar movies! On my list was Wall-E. I decided to watch Wall-E since: it was up for so many academy awards to see what this kids movie was...
Feb 23, 2009

Healthy Monday- Try some indoor activities to get your family movin!

Indoor workouts can help keep you fit through winter and present an opportunity to try a new exercise. Yoga and Pilates combine strength, balance and flexibility, as do workouts on inflatable exercise balls. Spin classes, cardio machines and free weigh...
Feb 23, 2009

Put your red and help fight heart disease in women

I know my blogs are focused on children's nutrition and health but today I want to take a moment to focus on moms. Couple of weeks ago, millions of Americans wore red in recognition of the great risk women face, dying from heart disease. Here is some s...
Feb 20, 2009

Will a fat Barbie or Superman send the right message to fight childhood obesity?

There was mixed responses from a bold move created by the Active Life Movement: Barbie . This is a wonderful organization that is committed promoting healthy living. In their fight against childhood obesity, they attempted to send a strong mess...
Feb 18, 2009

Fighting childhood obesity movement focuses on babies

We used to think a chubby baby was a sign of a healthy baby. How many times have we heard someone say " that is just baby fat, they will lose it when they grow!"Well for many babies that is not the case. We now know that if a baby gains too much weight...
Feb 16, 2009

Healthy Monday- Keep your healthy family goals on track

If your new year's resolutions have run aground, don't bail out. Simply pause and begin again today, and every Monday. Write down small, specific goals and one realistic change to make each week. Then recommit on Mondays to your healthier lifestyle. Us...
Feb 16, 2009

Foods that have almost zero value- it may surprise you!

I just read a list of the 50 most popular foods that have almost zero nutrition value. Chances are you have some of these foods in your cupboard. I am not saying absolutely eliminate this from your child's diet but instead, it is good to be aware. Th...
Feb 13, 2009

Grocery saving tips for each of the food groups- healthy eating on a budget

Continuing in our tips for healthy eating on a budget. Here are some specific tips for best buys by food groups:The Grains Group: Breads, cereals, pasta and rice (look for the word "whole" for added fiber, vitamins and minerals) Look for bargains o...
Feb 11, 2009

Food shopping savings tips- how to be a budget conscious grocery shopper

With this very tight economy, we are all feeling the pinch when shopping. Food shopping for the family is no difference. But there are some things you can do to "stretch a dollar" as my wonderful and "would-never-waste-anything" mom would say.Here a...
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