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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.

Nov 24, 2014

Healthy Thanksgiving Tips For Parents - Yes It Is Possible

It is just about here. Thanksgiving! Here is a list of some short and to the point holiday tips to keep your family eating healthy during this holiday. Nourish Thought for the Day: Thanksgiving doesn't mean you have to throw healthy...
Nov 21, 2014

How to eat 4000 calories on Thanksgiving.

It is that time of the year where all the special foods come out and portion control gets thrown out the window. Calories, what's that? Sugar, can you say "more please". and it's all about how much I can eat today. So what do people do so they...
Nov 19, 2014

Where to stick that thermometer? turkey talk

Cooking a turkey this thanksgiving? Of course! Me too. Preventing food poisoning is a key part of healthy cooking. I remember one year, when my cousin brought over her turkey for Thanksgiving. We started to carve it when red juice started...
Nov 17, 2014

Danish may have the secret to curing childhood obesity

Could one doctor have cracked the code for childhood obesity? One Danish doctor, Dr Holm has reported a pilot study that included 1900 children. According to his report, 70% of the children who lost weight, maintained their weight loss after fou...
Nov 14, 2014

Low-Fat Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time when we reflect on the things we are thankful for, and indulge ourselves in celebration of the bounty we received during the year. In fact, many of our popular Thanksgiving foods are deeply rooted in tradition, a...
Nov 12, 2014

Soda tax finally passes but will it help fight childhood obesity?

First let me say congratulations to Berkeley for having the courage to be the first city in the entire United States to pass the soda tax. The soda tax has been kicked around congress locally and nationally for several years now, ever since the awa...
Nov 10, 2014

Salute To Our Veterans from Nourish Interactive

Having family members that have served in the military including my father who was a pilot in Korean War, my uncle who served in the Vietnam War and my cousin who served in Desert Storm , I just want to take a moment to honor our veterans. Thank...
Nov 07, 2014

Dads or Moms - Who Is Really Looking At Nutrition?

You ever wonder if dads and moms equally worry about nutrition for their children? Well wonder no more. Sorry dads, but a new study just released by CS Motts National Poll indicates that moms are worrying just a bit more about nutrition than dads....
Nov 05, 2014

5 tips to recommit to healthy habits during the holidays

We have New Years Day where a great deal of people are making their New Years resolutions. But by March most have fallen off and certainly by winter. With the holidays just around the corner, November reminds us to recommit to our resolution to...
Nov 03, 2014

Apple Cider Vinegar for the Win!

We all need a supportive teammate. Someone who can help us succeed, who has lots of tools and tricks to help us win. When it comes to health, one of the best teammates we can have is apple cider vinegar. This ancient medicinal food has been used in ...
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