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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.

Sep 29, 2008

Healthy Monday: Games can keep your mind sharp!

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, start to play games with kids! Crosswords, word search, any puzzles that use language or m...
Sep 26, 2008

Banking on our kids

It's Friday and I, like so many Americans are worried about this bailout package. If it passes, what does that mean to our economy, will it solve the problem, or is it just a quick fix, a band-aid?  It is doesn't pass, then what will happen, will we pl...
Sep 24, 2008

Is the ban on soda in schools helping kids?

Okay, the ban on soda in elementary schools is growing. There are now several states that don't allow it in their vending machines nor as a classroom treat. California is one of those states. This week there has been buzz, speculation if this will r...
Sep 22, 2008

Six mistakes parents make

This was a nice little summary of things to NOT do. Believe it or not, the article starts out telling us about a child who was on a "chocolate diet". Okay that is an extreme example and I think most parents have enough good sense to know "you just go...
Sep 22, 2008

Healthy Monday- Be ready with a healthy snack.

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!You can take it with you! Fruit, that is. Don't leave home without it! Tuck an apple, banana or o...
Sep 19, 2008

September is America on the Move

Have you been moving. It is not too late. We are only half way through September so there is still plenty of time to get the family's activity going.The YMCA reminds us that September should be STEPember.  These are two simple recommendations your fami...
Sep 17, 2008

Getting long can kids wait?

With the continued concern over the health of our children  Many school districts are beginning to take action. But my concern is that action is often tied up in "assessment", "policy writing" and "lack of funding".So what can we as parents do. Well, I...
Sep 15, 2008

Healthy Monday- Fruit is great for a kids sweet tooth

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!Fruit is a sweet treat! Calm your sweet tooth with a delicious fruit salad, or top your whole-gra...
Sep 15, 2008

Do you know what your child's buying for you can.

Here is an interesting new use of technology called MealpayPlus. Los Angeles Unified School District is using this new software technology. Essentially, it allows parents to log in and see what their child is buying for lunch. Parents can add money to ...
Sep 12, 2008

Video playing may help kids problem solving skills

 We often here about the downside of video play. We all realize that sitting for many hours in front of a TV or in front of a computer or video console is not healthy for a child's body. They need activity everyday. But that does not mean it is comple...
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