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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.

Dec 03, 2008

New studies link overweight children to older hearts

At the American Heart Association some new studies were reported on but not released yet. One study has found that kids who are obese are showing signs of heart disease. We know that young children who are overweight or obese may have high cholestero...
Dec 03, 2008

Children's health -Where does your state rank in childhood obesity?

We have heard and will continue to hear concerning news about childhood obesity.  Do you know where your state ranks?I share this with you because kids need our help. They need our guidance and modeling for healthier living. Most of these overweight ch...
Dec 01, 2008

Healthy Monday: Eat before you shop

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!Holiday shopping with the kids can sabotage your good intentions just as much as party food. Make...
Dec 01, 2008

2008 Eating healthy and exercise survey results released by Dietetic Association

The American Dietetic Association released their 2008 survey results and the trends were promising, indicating that an increasing number of Americans are more concerned about eating healthy and exercising.  The survey is done every year and asks a ser...
Nov 28, 2008

Soda doesn't belong in kids school

A study just released by the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior has been causing headlines like "removing soda from the schools may not make a difference in teen's consumption of soda"I am not sure what they are trying to imply with this study...
Nov 26, 2008

Idea for kids to teach younger kids about nutrition

Here's an idea for a school or an afterschool program to do. I have read about some organizations creating plays about healthy eating and daily exercise to help kids learn about nutrition in a fun, engaging way.But how about if the schools let the kids...
Nov 24, 2008

Thanksgiving Tips for a Wonderful Family Event

Thanksgiving is one of those special meals that families look forward to for several weeks. It is one of those times where we might just want to enjoy the full rich recipes that have been handed down generation to generation.Some suggestions to help Th...
Nov 24, 2008

Healthy Mondays: family safety tips, exercising outdoors safely

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!Lighten up today! It's always best to exercise outdoors during daylight hours, but that can be to...
Nov 21, 2008

Family Nutrition- What kind of messages are food companies sending to parents

We are always hearing about the concern about marketing to our kids. How much exposure of TV ads and other media are our kids seeing and how is that influencing their food choices, food associations and ideas about nutrition?We know they are being infl...
Nov 19, 2008

Farms to Schools- working together for healthier children

We often don't think about where food comes from. We just go to the grocery store and buy what we need. I asked my niece, she's eight, where food comes from and she said, "the store". Well, of course she said the store! She is not growing up on a farm ...
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