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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.

Jul 30, 2014

Sorry to announce Nourish Interactive Widgets No Longer Available

We are sorry to let you know that our Widgets that were hosted on is no longer available. has closed their website so all our widgets that you may have been using the last few years are no longer working. We are sorr...
Jul 28, 2014

Make Some Room For A Home Grown Garden

As we get ready for national Farmers Week, I wanted to start out by promoting the importance of food gardens. Sometimes, things really do start in our own backyard! My brother-in-law, Vinnie, (Vinnie the farmer-I call him) has been growing a veget...
Jul 25, 2014

Home lunch falls short in nutrition - parents may need a little help

It's tough being a parent and juggling all the responsibilities that come along with the job. Maybe we need a little help to get it right. A new study says that "Backpack lunches flunk nutrition". Some of the factors that are making it harder ...
Jul 23, 2014

Salt By The Numbers - Infographics Says IT All

My last thought on salt. I found this infographic and thought it really says it all. Please share! More tips for reducing salt intake in your family's diet: You can find the amount of salt on any food package. Just look at the food lab...
Jul 21, 2014

Is your child getting too much salt?

Should you be concerned about how much salt is actually in your child's diet? The answer is probably "yes". It may surprise you that a recent finding of the Center for Disease Control has found that many kids and adolescents consume more salt t...
Jul 18, 2014

Super Foods - what are they?

Have you heard of the term, Superfoods? This is now a coined term used to describe those natural foods that are rich in nutrients and lower in calories. This is a term associated frequently with dark leafy vegetables and also berries. But I ha...
Jul 16, 2014

Guide to Gardening At Home - Easy Vegetable Cheat Sheet for Parents

Just got this infographic sent to me and thought "How great is this?" I am a huge advocate of gardening with kids. There are so many studies that promote the relationship between kids gardening and healthier eating habits. If you have been t...
Jul 14, 2014

Composting and kids

I have been composting for the last 4 years. I have to admit that it was not my own idea. Our city had passed an ordinance requiring all homeowners to compost. I was a bit reluctant at first and worried that it would attract bugs and be very smel...
Jul 11, 2014

Bring kids into nature and improve their overall health

This weekend, I am going camping with my family. We will be enjoying the great outdoors, as they say. Yes, I will be sleeping in a tent but with a comfy air mattress under my sleeping bag. ;-) I can't explain it but I have an overwhelming feel...
Jul 09, 2014

Nourish Interactive promotes compost to kids with summer giveaway

We are half way through our Summer "Lettuce" Read Giveaway! Get all the details, but honestly, it couldn't be simpler! Just use our website and earn points. The highest point earners win each week! We have partnered with Castle Compost ...
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