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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.

Oct 31, 2008

Happy Healthy Trick or Treating- Family Tips For A Healthy Halloween

Happy Halloween. As you get ready for today's events, here are some quick reminders on how to keep it real - healthy habits, that is. Have your child eat a good well-balanced meal before going trick or treating Avoid all unnecessary sugar that da...
Oct 30, 2008

Presidential candidatess Health plan analyzed: How will it affect our children?

It's election time and although our country is facing some huge economic issues, I do want to know how each of them stand on their policies about children's health. Well, I found a report that was commissioned by a bipartisan group to analyze their pos...
Oct 27, 2008

Healthy Mondays: Go Grass!

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!This week, go grass! Look for meat, eggs and dairy products that come from grass-fed animals. Gra...
Oct 27, 2008

Family Nutrition Tips- How To Make Kids Parties Healthy And FUN!

With the holiday season approaching that usually means lots of social events for the kids, in school and out of school. How do we keep all those goodies featured at these party more on the nutritious side? Do we just throw our hands in the air?I thin...
Oct 25, 2008

Some Scarrrry Facts About Halloween, Kids Halloween Candy, Nutrition and Sugar Facts

Scary facts and healthy solutions for a healthier Halloween! According to the US Census Bureau, the Average American eats 25 pounds of candy every year with a large portion of that eaten during Halloween time.If your child eats 12 treats that is about...
Oct 24, 2008

The colors of the rainbow found in healthy foods.

You will often hear the fruits and vegetables promoted for all the color they offer. It is one of the "fun" features of fruits and vegetables, the fact that they do come in so many colors. Just like kids use crayons to make fun pictures, fruits and veg...
Oct 22, 2008

Halloween Treats boo Nutrition

Halloween can be a time where kids just get loaded on candy treats. That is a big boo on nutrition. (okay, I tried) It is not that have treats once in a while is bad, but often these treats dominate the entire day or several days. Candy bought for ...
Oct 20, 2008

Nutrition Tips: Healthy Halloween Tips- Top 10 tips to avoid the Halloween Sugar Overload

Halloween is sugartime. Is there any hopes in controlling the amount of sugar that our kids eat during this time. It's hard but here is some suggestions I found in this article.I hope some of these Halloween nutrition tips help: Decide with childre...
Oct 20, 2008

Healthy Monday: Healthy Family Fitness Tips- Walk for Your Brain

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!Want to improve you and your kids' brains? Exercise your bodies. That's right. Aerobic exercise i...
Oct 17, 2008

Family Nutrition News- requiring nutrition labels in restaurants

In California, Governor Schwarzenegger is reviewing a bill, SB 1420, that would require certain food chains to put their nutritional information on their menu.Do you think that would make a difference in food choices, for you, for your children?Just i...
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