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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.

Jun 13, 2014

National Dairy Month Quick and Simple Recipe Ideas!

Wondering how are you going to get your child eating enough dairy servings each day. Here are some very simple quick and easy ideas for adding a serving of dairy to your child's meal or snack each day. How Much Dairy Does Your Child And Family ...
Jun 11, 2014

Does Lactose Intolerance Mean You Can't Have Dairy?

With it being national Dairy month, I wanted to continue to discuss the importance of this food group. Dairy is one of the five major food groups listed in My Plate and My Pyramid. The reason this food group is so important is because it provid...
Jun 09, 2014

National Dairy Month - Milk Does A Body Good

June is national Dairy Month! Dairy is an important food group because of the high amounts of calcium, vitamin D and potassium it contains. These are important nutrients for building strong bones and teeth. These are also important in maintain...
Jun 06, 2014

USDA Takes Steps Forward To Create A Healthier Next Generation

What is the recipe that schools need to help create a healthier next generation: a government willing to invest in healthier school lunch programs and nutrition education healthier foods served in the school across America making...
Jun 04, 2014

US Report Card Flunks Physical Activity and Kids

THe has been evaluated the United States fitness of our children. All their findings were evidence based. Read the full report: National Report Card* The goal is for children to have at least 1 hour a day of moderate to vigorous physical activ...
Jun 02, 2014

Nourish Interactive recognized for outstanding website

We are pleased to be the recipient of this award. We will continue to do our very best to offer new content and features that promote a healthy lifestyle to children and families. Thank you all for your support! Nourish Thought for the Day:...
May 30, 2014

A prescription for ill health infographic tells the sobering facts

I thought I would share this infographic from our friends at Food Day. It is sort of a sobering message of the unhealthy state that most of us our in. Keep points: We need to eat more whole grains (100% wheat bread, brown rice etc) ra...
May 28, 2014

Summertime Printables To Keep Kids Focused on Being Active and Eating Healthy

Now that kids are finishing up school, we want to keep them going with the healthy habits they may have established in school. Nourish Thought for the Day: Keep kids healthy during summer with healthy snack choices. To help remin...
May 26, 2014

Memorial Day grilling tips for a safe and healthy holiday

Happy Memorial Day weekend! For children this signifies ending of school year, beginning of summer and for us adults, a three day weekend! And time for a family barbecue. Whether you are going to your backyard, a park, camping or the bea...
May 23, 2014

Memoria Day Tips, Facts and Cleaning the Grill Steps

Memorial Day is this weekend. Yes, time to clean the grill. If you haven't used it in awhile, it can be pretty dusty and dirty. You wouldn't cook on a dirty pan? You wouldn't eat off a dirty plate. Right? Cooking in clean area is part of a h...
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