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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.

Jun 09, 2008

Is your refrigerator like a vending machine?

Our refrigerator is sending messages to our children about what our family deems important.This short article really is about us parents realizing how important our role is for kids.Many schools around the country have or are beginning to adopt nutriti...
Jun 06, 2008

Regulating the advertisers who sell to kids

A poll was conducted in Australia indicating that the majority of parents want junk food ads regulated.According to this article, in Australia, a consumer group took a poll of 320 parents and found that 8 out of 10 parents wanted some kind of regulatio...
Jun 04, 2008

Will kids like exercise in front of a TV?

A new video is launched that is designed to get children exercising. A new fun way to get your kids moving. A new dvd, titled "Fitness Kids" has recently been released. It features 12 kids ranging from the ages 5-14 on the dvd. They are touring...
Jun 02, 2008

Some Florida parents don't like health report cards

Florida parents are now receiving a health report on their child using a BMI score to measure if the child is at a healthy weight. In Florida, parents received health report cards that were based on their child's BMI age-to-percentile score. To ...
May 30, 2008

What the candidates say about childhood nutrition

The three candidates, Clinton Obama and McCain discuss their views on childhood obesity and nutrition.According to this article, here is what each candidates says about childhood obesity: Clinton: ban junk food in school that participate in school l...
May 27, 2008

Breakfast helps kids do better in school.

Children that are skipping breakfast can be headed to all sorts of problems in school.We talk about this in our Breakfast article in our April newsletter, but this article is a good reinforcement that breakfast is important. It cites the American Medi...
May 25, 2008

Millions of kids get out and walk

This annual event is designed to remind kids of the importance of exercise.This year, May 8th was the annual ACES (All children exercise simultaneously) event. Millions of children in the United States and from over 50 countries were supposed to parta...
May 23, 2008

Reading, writing and exercise

A new bill passed in Oklahoma adds more exercise to the school day.There has been a lot of talk lately about this new bill that Governor Brad Henry signed on May 5th. This bill essentially doubles the amount of exercise that children are required to g...
May 16, 2008

Tots get fit in the gym.

Gym in Australia fights childhood obesity with tottler sized work out equipment and personal trainers.Hmm, this is different. When getting your kids to play outside doesn't work, having them join a sporting activity is a challenge and there is no ti...
May 14, 2008

Should fast foods be banned from neighborhoods?

A study that looks at the environment and how neighborhoods with fast foods might be affecting our eating habits.Neighborhoods with fast food restaurants in it are associated with higher counts of diabetes and obesity. How much does our environment rea...
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