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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.

Sep 15, 2014

Presidential Proclamation - National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, 2014

Nourish Thought for the Day: Let's take a moment to thank our leaders who are working hard to fight this preventable condition! NATIONAL CHILDHOOD OBESITY AWARENESS MONTH, 2014* BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PR...
Sep 12, 2014

National costs of childhood obesity - affecting all of us

As part of National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, I wanted to share some of the impacts on our economy based on a new report just released. Nourish Thought for the Day: If you think that childhood obesity does not affect everyone of ...
Sep 10, 2014

National Childhood Obesity Month Resources and Tips

September is National Childhood Obesity awareness month. I wanted to share these resources with you. Please feel free to pass these free resources on to your colleagues and friends and family. Nourish Thought for the Day: It is only t...
Sep 08, 2014

What do kids really know about real food?

Food education (the art of teaching children where food actually comes from and how it is grown) is not a class that we customarily think of when we think about our children's education. But given some of the facts I will share with you, I have ...
Sep 05, 2014

Is your teen suffering from Mobile Device App Addiction?

With school underway, kids are pulling out their iphones and ipads even more than ever. Many schools are incorporating some reading and homework apps using these mobile devices. They certainly have their place. But did you ever wonder just how ...
Sep 03, 2014

Kids LiveWell Initiative Offers Parents and Kids Healthier Choices

With school starting up, some of us may find ourselves running out of time and rushing to the nearest restaurant for a family meal. Now I am a strong advocate of cooking and eating at home for so many reasons. I was raised that way and for...
Sep 01, 2014

Nourish Interactive recognizes all workers on Labor Day

Just want to wish everyone a Happy Safe and Healthy Labor Day Nourish Thought for the Day: Today we honor the American worker. No matter what age, gender or race, we thank you for your hard work and contributing to this country's greatness...
Aug 29, 2014

Labor Day Weekend - Healthy Picnic Switch Ups

Labor day means a nice three day weekend for families and an outdoor picnic or barbecue! Fun. I love barbecues but is only hot dogs and hamburgers? you can be a little creative and try some slightly different meals that still taste great and ad...
Aug 27, 2014

Cost of raising a child just went up! according to new USDA data

You may have wondered this question: How much does it cost to raise a child. Whether you are contemplating raising a child or you already are there, it is always interesting to read about this. I am always talking about nutrition and healthy h...
Aug 25, 2014

CDC shows kids are eating more fruits and vegetables-but are they the right kind?

A new study just released by the CDC* show that children are still not getting enough fruits and vegetables but are moving in the right direction. More children aged 2–5 years ate fruit than teenagers aged 12–19 years. Les...
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