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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.

Jul 18, 2008

Are your kids getting enough activity?

According to the latest study published by the National Institutes of Health, children between the ages of 9 and 15 were not getting the recommended amount of daily activity. According to the the new MyPyramid guidelines, children need at least one ho...
Jul 16, 2008

Strokes, increased risk of heart attack's as overweight children get older

Certainly the prediction of stroke and heart attacks in adults is not surprising. But what is scary is the age. We are talking about young adults that are predicted to have these diseases in their thirties. It comes from being overweight for so many...
Jul 14, 2008

Sauces are great hiding places for vegetables

Sometimes, those little picky eaters just won't eat certain food's like those vitamin and mineral rich vegetables.Well sauces can be a great way to introduce those little ones to some new foods. Finely chopped, minced or grated vegetables can be added ...
Jul 14, 2008

Healthy Monday: Seasonal fruit

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!Enjoy the seasonal bounty of fresh fruits! Use them in appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, and ...
Jul 11, 2008

Cholesterol tests for kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition has just updated its recommendations for cholesterol testing for children. It used to be recommended for children 2 years and older whose parents had risk factors of: Heart disease High choles...
Jul 10, 2008

Fun Learning Activities To Prevent Summer Slide

Today is National Summer Learning Day. Events are happening all over the United States and even worldwide, promoting the importance of learning during summer. At Nourish Interactive, we wholeheartedly support summer learning and that is why we a...
Jul 09, 2008

Pomegranate ranks high as healthy juice

UCLA did a study and reported the top ten healthiest juices. After all, not all juice is created equal.So here they are in order of healthiest: 1. Pomegranate juice 2. Red Wine (okay, this is NOT one for the kids) 3. Concord grape juice 4...
Jul 07, 2008

Burger King launches new foods for kids

Burger King is going green and introducing a new healthier kids meal. Well, I am not a big supporter of fast foods but when they try to do something good, well you gotta give 'em some props.Burger King will be launching this month: a recycleable me...
Jul 07, 2008

Healthy Monday: Watch-out words

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! Supersize your vocabulary, but nothing else. Watch out for words like jumbo, giant, delux...
Jul 04, 2008

July 4th Family activities

Happy Independence Day.Just wanted to wish everyone a fun filled day. A great day to enjoy the outdoor weather and be active with the kids.Some fun family activities that my family has enjoyed are: volleyball dodgeball frisbee potato sack races ...
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