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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 08, 2014

Remembering the Farmer this Farm to School Month

I was at the National Dairy Council meeting at their corporate headquarters in Chicago and learned a great deal about their passion for the local dairy farmer. I have to say that I was moved by many of the participants that shared their stories abo...
Oct 06, 2014

National Farm to School Month Brings Back Family Memories

I grew up in the city of San Francisco. Needless to say, I did not have access to farms. That was something I read about in my favorite storybooks. Back in those days, (don't want to age myself) we did not have farmers markets. However, if you t...
Oct 03, 2014

Healthy habits come in all shapes and sizes.

Life is filled with people that come into your life for short periods and others for long periods, even lifetimes! But I believe that everyone comes into our lives for a reason and although not always obvious, some wonderful lessons are learned. ...
Oct 01, 2014

Get kids riding and walking to school

Every year, thousands of children who normally are taken to school in a car are walking or riding their bikes this year on the National Bike/Walk to School day. But don't let this be a one day event. Make this a new commitment for the family. I...
Sep 29, 2014

New Grant for Promoting Healthy Kids

I wanted to ask for 2 seconds of your time to help us get a much needed grant to help children. Vote now for Nourish Interactive! Nourish Interactive has applied for one of the twenty business grants that Chase Bank is offering to small bus...
Sep 26, 2014

Nourish Interactive Spanish Website Recognized by Association for Library Services for Children

We are so honored and thrilled that our Nourish Interactive Kids Section in Spanish has been just awarded the "Great Websites for Kids" award!* This award is so special to us as it is the first award that is specifically to our Spanish version...
Sep 24, 2014

Parents do support new nutrition standards in school - according to new poll!

It is always interesting the way organizations and food companies will use polls to bolster their position. This school year, schools are now required to fully implement all the nutrition standards that were part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids...
Sep 22, 2014

Tips for helping your children cope with allergies

Managing children’s allergies can be very worrying for parents, especially in cases where they could have severe health consequences. It’s important to work closely with the affected child rather than just trying to impose solutions, bec...
Sep 19, 2014

Join Nourish Interactive - The Healthy Schools Revolution Fund Raiser For Schools

Picture this: your child eating a hot, nutritious lunch prepared with fresh ingredients sourced from local farms. Imagine you child coming home having just eaten fresh tomatoes & lettuces from her school garden. Imagine your child having extra burst...
Sep 17, 2014

National Childhood Obesity Month - 5 solutions to get you started

To wrap up the series on Childhood Obesity month, I wanted to leave you with this great infographic that shares some key facts but solutions that we as a society need to be focused on. Childhood obesity is completely preventable. It is also com...
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