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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 07, 2014

How to fill a healthy barbecue plate!

4th of July has past but not the barbecuing! Once the grill has been pulled out, it is hard to not enjoy more grilling. With grilling, there is less pots and pans that have to be used that means less washing (my favorite part) ...
Jul 04, 2014

Nourish Interactive Wishes You Happy Independence Day!

We at Nourish Interactive want to wish all our wonderful members and visitors a safe and happy 4th of July! Today, I am headed to my daughter's house to enjoy family time, a delicious barbecue and some fresh air. I went for an hour walk and enj...
Jul 02, 2014

Fireworks safety for the family tips and infographic

Every year children are injured during 4th of July family celebration. I share this infographic as a reminder to be safe and follow all the guidelines when using fireworks. Nourish Thought for the Day: Being safe and taking safety measure...
Jun 30, 2014

Chef Solus signs the "Declaration of Healthy Eating" free printables for kids

Celebrate 4th of July with our kids Independence Day printables. Join Chef Solus and the explorers as they sign their "Declaration of Healthy Eating!" Free printables, coloring sheets, fun worksheets that promote being active on 4th of July...
Jun 27, 2014

Don't let summertime become tv time for kids

It's summertime and kids are out of school. So what are they doing to keep busy during what used to be "school time?" Good question. You might be surprised (or maybe not so surprised) to learn that most kids increase their television t...
Jun 25, 2014

New feature promotes kids advertising free zone

Just a quick update. You may have noticed an in-between page that appears when you go from the kids section to the adult section. We call this a bumper page and we have implemented this to help children know that they are leaving our kids' sectio...
Jun 23, 2014

Nourish Interactive launches new section to help organizations find funding opportunities!

Looking for grants for your school or organization? We are super excited to share these new resources with you! We have launched a new section in our giveaways web section that focuses on grants, sponsorships and programs that promote hea...
Jun 20, 2014

Keep your child's brain active during summer

This month is also the kick off to summer learning. As a strong supporter of summer learning, I wanted to give a shout out to our wonderful First Lady Michelle Obama for all that she does to help our children. She has a taken an important stand ...
Jun 18, 2014

A few of my favorite recipes for national dairy month

To top off my tribute to dairy month, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite dairy recipes from the National Dairy Council* Enjoy! Blueberry-Buckwheat Pancakes Cheesy Baked Oatmeal Quiche Cups Chicken Makhani Lactose-Fr...
Jun 16, 2014

Milk Substitutes Now Give Your Bones A Fortified Punch

Milk substitutes. What if you have a food allergy to dairy. Then lactose free products are not an option. Here are the three most popular milk substitutes: Almond milk: Almond milk is made from ground almonds and water. You can even ...
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