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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.

Jan 05, 2009

Set your family up for a success with your New Year healthy resolutions.

This is that time of the year, where we are all (yes, me too!) are gung-ho to start our New Year's Resolutions. Did you know that most people will have abandon their goals within 90 days?Maybe part of the problem is that we look at it as a "New Year"...
Jan 05, 2009

Healthy Family Tips- Monday, a great day to reaffirm health vows

Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family start the week off on a Healthy Note!Keep that fresh-start feeling every week of the year by making Monday your day of new beginnings....
Jan 02, 2009

Start your day with a healthy tip for your family.

Most of us will be making some new year's resolutions related to becoming more healthy. The challenge, of course is to keep it going beyond the first couple of months we are most gung-ho.We have created a Healthy Tip widget designed to give you simple...
Dec 31, 2008

Happy Healthy New Years from Nourish Interactive

It's the last day of the year and families are preparing to create their 2009 New Year family resolutions to promote healthy living. But the end of the year is also a great time to reflect on all the little/big changes you have made throughout t...
Dec 29, 2008

New Year is a great start for new family goals

Many us will hop on that scale and make a weight loss goal. For kids, the scale is not often the best way to determine weight goals because kids are growing and have other factors that determine healthy weight.The recommended guideline (and I say guide...
Dec 29, 2008

Healthy Monday: New Year Family Resolutions- Printable Healthy Goal Sheets

Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family start the week off on a Healthy Note! Begin your New Year by making some new healthy family resolutions. Use our free family ag...
Dec 26, 2008

Kids nutrition tips- making juicing a fun family activity

I was thinking about the value of juicing and thought I would add some other beneficial ideas to consider.What is great about juicing is can be a "get kids involved" food activity. It can really be a fun little activity kids will enjoy: Let them go w...
Dec 24, 2008

Family Holiday safety tips for a happy, healthy and safe holiday

It is the start of Christmas eve and family parties and travel are beginning. Last minute shopping and for some increased stress.Here are some tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to remember to make this holiday Healthy and ...
Dec 22, 2008

Healthy Monday: Food words to watch for

Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family start the week off on a Healthy Note!Words matter when you're trying to feed your children healthy foods. Eating out more during the h...
Dec 22, 2008

Healthy holiday nutrition tips- help your kids maintain healthy habits during the holidays.

Of course, it is important to help kids develop and maintain healthy habits throughout the year. That is the key to raising a healthy child and most importantly, helping them develop lifelong health habits.But let's face it. The holiday season is tim...
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