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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.

Nov 17, 2008

Family Nutrition Tips- USDA announces new team for 2010 MyPyramid

The USDA has announced that they have formed a new team, lead by Brian Wansink PhD, to develop the 2010 Food Guidelines.I met Brian Wansink when Nourish Interactive received recognition from the USDA, back in June 2008 for our work promoting nutrition ...
Nov 17, 2008

Healthy Monday: Family Safety Tips -Keep Your Home Safe

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!Today, think about ways to make yourself safer at home! Millions are injured every year in househ...
Nov 14, 2008

National Diabetes Day focuses on children

Today is National Diabetes Day. We are reminded that thousands of children across the globe are inflicted with this chronic disease. The World Diabetes Day campaign in 2007 and 2008 aims to: Increase the number of children supported by t...
Nov 12, 2008

Healthy Family Tips- Green Get Your Kids Active!

A new study to be featured in the December 2008 American Journal of Preventative Medicine found that the higher the greenness (meaning grass, trees and vegetation) the lower the body mass index (BMI) was in children. Children may be more active with th...
Nov 10, 2008

Nutrition Tips -What Foods Are You Marketing to your Kids?

A new study, just released, indicates that children do like fruits and vegetables! This is based on a survey of 100 children in several California regions. (to read the study, click here)I appreciate and welcome all positive information to help us pare...
Nov 10, 2008

Healthy Monday- Slow down and enjoy your foods

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!Teach your child to slow down when eating their meals. When you eat, it takes several minutes for...
Nov 07, 2008

Nourishing Thoughts listed in Top 100 Pediatric Health Blogs

Nourishing Thoughts Blog has been listed in the Top 100 Pediatric Health Blogs by Nursing Assistant Central. I write this blog because I want to make a difference in our quest to create a healthier child. I believe whole heartedly that we can all wo...
Nov 05, 2008

Family Nutrition Tips- Kids Need More Vitamin D

The American Academy of Pediatrics has just released its new guidelines for Vitamin D. They have doubled the dose required for children from 200 units to 400 units. New evidence has shown that by increasing the amount of Vitamin D, children could see...
Nov 03, 2008

Family Nutrition Tips- Healthy snacks for that half time treat!

It is your turn to bring in the snacks for the your child's sport team. You want to be the fun mom and bring treats that the kids will love. But that doesn't mean it has to be high sugar drinks and sweet treats for the little athletes to love it.Tal...
Nov 03, 2008

Healthy Monday- Food safety during holiday season

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!Stomach problems are no fun for kids, so plan to keep foods safe during holiday season to avoid f...
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