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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 02, 2008

The Juice on "Juice"

This month, in our newsletter dietitian, Anne Kolker, discusses beverages. Beverages can be a huge source of calories for our children if we are not careful. This month, our blog will take a more detailed look at the beverages that are popular with ...
Jun 30, 2008

Healthy Monday: Refrigerator Makeover

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, do an extreme refrigerator make-over! Swap whole milk, sugary fruit drinks and sodas ...
Jun 27, 2008

School ends the year on a nutrition note.

How one school is teaching children about nutrition and keeping it funHere is a great little article about a fun, healthy idea for schools. This school ended the school year by having a "Nutrition Adventures Day". They played games such as a potato ...
Jun 25, 2008

Are your infants/ toddlers getting enough vitamin D?

A study conducted in Boston analyzing infants and toddlers for vitamin D deficiency.Okay, this is serious. The reason the study was initiated was because of a rise in vitamin D deficiency and rickets. The reports were coming from Alaska, Iowa, Nevada,...
Jun 23, 2008

Some do's and don'ts to helping your teen eat healthier.

Seven ways to encourage your teen to eat healthy.This article provides a nice little reminder list of do's and don't for dealing with overweight teenagers or just helping your teenager stay at a healthy weight: Don't nag, don't be the "food cop". It...
Jun 20, 2008

Safeway launches a healthy food line for kids

Safeway is expanding their Eating Right food line to reach out to children. Their new food line, called Eating Right Kids will feature the Warner Brother characters such as Bugs Bunny Tweetey Wile E. Coyote Daffy Ducks The food will have over ...
Jun 18, 2008

Cooking with a few ingredients of "nutrition"

Using cooking as a way to introduce your child to new foods.Here is a new approach. At least I have not thought of this.Parents of picky eaters, don't despair. Here is an article that discusses a different approach. Instead of arguing, bribing, begg...
Jun 16, 2008

A fun Health fair for the kids

One community joined together to create a really fun healthy day for the children through the age of five.Here's a great idea. A community "Picnic day," a health faire for children through the age of five.According to this article, here in Napa, CA,...
Jun 13, 2008

Is it too late?....No!

Several scary health predictions about this generation of children.It's sad to talk about this generation's health future. No, it's scary to talk about this generation's future. A generation that may, for the first time ever, live a shorter lifespan...
Jun 11, 2008

It's never to early to start teaching healthy eating.

Bringing toddlers in the kitchen during cooking time could be a great time for a little nutrition lesson. This article discusses the importance of teaching children, as young as 12 months old, the importance of healthy eating. Yup, toddlers. ...
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