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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.

Aug 08, 2008

Let's not get stuck on a label for childhood obesity, let's get moving on solutions

Well, according to this article, England's government has now created a new national policy measuring program that essentially will send height and weight measurements home as part of a school report card.Here is a few interesting notes: they will no...
Aug 06, 2008

Which restaurants got the bad grades?

Here is the update on the report just published on top 13 restaurant chains and the calories in the kids meals. The benchmark was 430 calories. Meals offered to children should not exceed this amount for one sitting (one meal) based on the recommended ...
Aug 06, 2008

Restaurant chains offer limited healthy choices for kids

What's the buzz this week? A nonprofit organization has released a report about the calories in kids meals! From the top 13 chain restaurants. The report card was not too good for most of these restaurants. But really, are you surprised? 93% of ...
Aug 04, 2008

Healthy Monday: Walking tours

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!On vacation this week? Look for walking tours. Wherever you are, there's bound to be an organized...
Aug 01, 2008

Foods advertise online to your kids.

I was reading more about the Marketing to kids report (pdf downloadable) that the Federal Trade Commission released earlier this week. In my previous blog, I mentioned the dollars spent on advertising but what about the actual advertising?Here is what ...
Jul 30, 2008

Can we make a difference against the big food advertisers?

A new report just out from the Federal Trade Commission reports big dollars spent on advertising to kids. Food companies spent about 1.6 billion, or yeah, billion dollars marketing mostly high fat and high sugar foods to kids. This includes market...
Jul 28, 2008

Healthy Monday: Healthy tanning

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!Tan healthy this week. More than 90 percent of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure and ne...
Jul 25, 2008

Nutrition For Kids: Healthy Camp Food - Nutritious Snacks For Summer Campers

Have you checked your child's summer camp? Just a thought, I was at the gym and saw the little group of campers marching to the park for a picnic. When I asked what the kids would be eating, sandwich, chips, cupcakes and juice. It got me thinkin...
Jul 23, 2008

A little helper in the kitchen

One way to get some picky eaters to try new foods is to involve them in the kitchen. Bring them in and have them touch vegetables and break them up to make different recipes. Expect your kitchen to get a little messy. But the results can be well wor...
Jul 21, 2008

Healthy Monday: Swimming

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!Get wet! Celebrate summer this week by splashing around a pool, a pond, a lake, or the ocean. Swi...
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