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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.

Mar 20, 2015

A couple of fun recipes with artichokes

Kids love interesting foods and they love to dip! Cooked artichokes with a favorite dipping sauce or even plain mayonaise is an easy and tasty meal that children can enjoy. But here are a couple more recipes that you might like to try with arti...
Mar 18, 2015

How to cook artichokes

Did I mentioned how much I love artichokes? Here is the recommended way to cook it:* Nourish Thought for the Day: Say thank you to the leaders around you every day making a difference! Boil Pull off lower petals and...
Mar 16, 2015

Artichokes are my favorite vegetable but do not assume we all know how to eat it!

Spring is artichoke season. I just have to take this moment to honor my favorite vegetable. Here is some facts about artichokes: On April 10th, 2013 artichokes were proclaimed to be California’s Official Vegetable by Lieutenan...
Mar 13, 2015

Finding the perfect printable for your program - don't get overwhelmed

I am getting a great deal of emails asking me about the best printables to introduce younger children to My Plate. I know we have over 1000 free printables to choose! All in English and Spanish. Here are some guidelines to find the best printa...
Mar 11, 2015

Healthy Schools Raise Healthy Kids Infographic

I found this colorful and very informative infographic. I just love it and it is full of some great facts so I thought I would share it with you. Enjoy! Nourish Thought for the Day: Sharing is caring!
Mar 09, 2015

Keep the healthy habits going past March

In March we celebrated National Nutrition Month and all came together to promote healthy foods to families around the world. We don't want all the wonderful work to be forgotten, so I wanted to share with you some great hand-outs to keep familie...
Mar 06, 2015

Breakfast tips for the wondering parent

Breakfast is an important meal for children in particular because their body and brains are growing so rapidly. If you think about it, the last meal or food they had is easily over 8 hours because of sleep. But may you are not sure what const...
Mar 04, 2015

Breakfast makes a difference - some facts to consider

As we continue to celebrate national School Breakfast Week, I thought I would share these facts provided by SNA: FACT: Students who eat breakfast have better attention and memory. Research indicates the quality of foods children eat i...
Mar 02, 2015

National School Breakfast Week Celebration Kick Off

Happy March everyone! This is our best month of the year with so much focus on healthy eating. But let's start with this week's kick-off, National School Breakfast Week. This time always reminds me of my time as a child going to school and ...
Feb 27, 2015

Starting a personal family journey to better health

This is my final entry for now on one child's battle with weight because changes will take time and it is a personal journey. I hope to report some positive news in a few months. But I wanted to share with you that we met together to discuss he...
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