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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.

Oct 31, 2014

Happy Halloween from Nourish Interactive

Just wanted to wish everyone a safe and healthy Halloween. Nourish Thought for the Day: Safety first, fun second. Happy Halloween from everyone at Nourish Interactive. Halloween Candy Parenting Tips! Healthy Hallowee...
Oct 29, 2014

New Spooky Halloween Mazes Have Hidden Health Messages

We wanted to share some new fun kids Halloween mazes we just launched. Each maze as a healthy message about the value of walking and for nutrition, pumpkin seeds, a nutritious treat! Enjoy. Nourish Thought for the Day: There are ...
Oct 27, 2014

Pasta and patience brings broccoli to the table

This past weekend was World Pasta Day. I wanted to share with you my pasta story. When I was growing up, I did not want to eat my broccoli. When exactly or why, I really can't say. But for some reason, I thought it was just too much like a tr...
Oct 24, 2014

Five ways to participate in this years Food Day.

Today is National Food Day! I won't be attending any events or even celebrating Food Day this year because today is my son's wedding day. So I am sure I get a pass from you. ;-) But I wanted to take a moment and share five easy and qu...
Oct 22, 2014

Nourish Interactive moves to final grant process

I am going to keep this short and sweet. Thank you everyone who took the time to vote for Nourish Interactive as part of our grant process. We applied on the very last day with only 2 hours before the entry period closed down. As fate would ha...
Oct 20, 2014

Baseball playoffs promote family time

Last week, I went to see the Giants play and win. The next day they won the pennant. Yes, I am born and raised in San Francisco. (not Frisco, San Francisco!) It was so much fun and exciting to be part of the crowd in San Francisco as we all came...
Oct 17, 2014

Some simple tips to involve kids in a healthy school lunch

I just wanted to quickly share some thoughts on school lunches. I believe kids want to be healthy. But sometimes, they are not sure exactly what that means. It is too vague. Instead, help kids be healthier by involving them in day to day food...
Oct 15, 2014

Aournd the World with School Lunch Programs

With the celebration and awareness about school lunches, it got me wondering about what kids eat in other parts of the world for their school lunch? I grew up in San Francisco mission district. And we were fairly diverse population. So I did lear...
Oct 13, 2014

Healthy lunches are about quality over quanity

When I was growing up, I pretty much ate homemade lunches. We did not have a regular school lunch. I remember a couple of friends who sometimes did not have lunch. I was young and really did not think much about what this meant to these kids. I ...
Oct 10, 2014

How many kids are affected by local Farm to School programs- you may be surprised!

I have been talking about the Farm to School month and a great way to remind children where food really comes from. Farm to school programs are not just about where food comes from. Ultimately, it is about feeding children healthy fresh foods. Yo...
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