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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 09, 2009

Children's nutrition- eating healthy foods helps children to improve their grades!

Sometimes we get too focused on childhood obesity and we may end up sending the wrong message. Parents whose child(ren) are not overweight may think that the message about healthy eating, the importance of daily exercise and a balanced meal are not mea...
Feb 09, 2009

Healthy Monday- Celebrate Valentine's Day with extra kindness to your heart

Be your own Valentine and take care of your heart. Assess your risk of cardiac disease with your doctor. Safeguard your heart with at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days and a diet low in saturated and trans fats, cholesterol and sodium. Avoid se...
Feb 06, 2009

Teaching children healthy eating habits- easy tips for parents to use at home

Kids today are growing up in an environment where they are being trained to overeat. What chance do we have as parents to make a difference?Well the reality is you have the opportunity to make a big difference. Eating at home, taking your kids grocery...
Feb 04, 2009

Recipes have increased their calories in food over the years

We know we have to watch portion sizes when we eat out/or get take out food, but what about when we cook at home? Larger portion sizes means more calories in food.The next time you pull out your recipe book, you may be surprised to know that the recipe...
Feb 02, 2009

Nutrient Claims Facts- Printable Chart for Healthy Food Shopping

Sometimes I go grocery shopping and I have to really stop and read the labels to figure out exactly what the "nutrient claim" on the package really means! Why? Well the marketers have gotten so clever with their "marketing claims" and sometimes they...
Feb 02, 2009

Healthy Monday- get the kids involved in making the meal

Involve your kids in making dinners each Monday. Ask them which vegetables to put in the sauce or stir-fry. Have them measure the amount of pasta or brown rice needed for the family meal. Play rock-paper-scissors, the winner picks which fruit to have f...
Jan 30, 2009

Daily Nutrition and Fitness Tips For Healthy Kids and Families - Printable Calendar

We launched our daily health tip widget at the beginning of the year. It is an easy, quick way to get a reminder each day of ways to improve your family and child's health. Remember, it is all about small changes in our lifestyle can add up to reall...
Jan 28, 2009

Small Change Summit- A Healthier America One Change at a Time

I had the opportunity to attend the "Small Change" summit held by the USDA in Washington DC earlier this month. I was invited to attend as a representative for Nourish Interactive along with other corporate partners. Corporate partners are organizati...
Jan 26, 2009

Study Doctors Don't Always Diagnosis an Overweight Child- Online Children's BMI Calculator

I know this may seem surprising. Maybe even shocking to many of us, but according to a recent study published in Pediatrics Journal, doctors are not informing parents when their kids are overweight or obese.Here is what the study found: 10% of the k...
Jan 26, 2009

Healthy Monday-Get outdoors and shake the winter blues!

Feeling blah with winter blues? Shake off the cold and dark of winter doldrums and brighten your mood. Bundle up and head outdoors with the kids, especially on sunny days. Also, socialize by getting outside to walk, ski, and/or ice skate as a family. A...
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