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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.

Apr 28, 2014

Easy Indoor Art Activities with Kids for Springtime Rainy Days

When it is raining outside kids can get ants in their pants. However a few fun art projects can put a smile back on your face. Here are some fun ideas for low mess, affordable indoor art that kids will love. Building With Sponges – The...
Apr 23, 2014

Earth Day and My Plate Remind Us To Go Outside and Be Active

Celebrate Earth Day by enjoying the wonderful activities that the Earth has to offer. This includes: biking, hiking, canoeing, walking, swimming and sailing. There is lots to do, just choose the activities you enjoy the most. Kids should e...
Apr 21, 2014

Immunity Boost: 10 Alternatives to Oranges that Provide Vitamin C

Oranges are well known for the property of containing high amounts of vitamin C. This immunity boosting component can help prevent virtually anyone from becoming sick by assisting in the creation of white blood cells. However, there are many other f...
Apr 18, 2014

Happy healthy Easter from Nourish Interactive

Nourish Thought for the Day: Enjoy a Happy Healthy Easter with the family. Family time is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for children. Fun Healthy Easter Printables For Kids. Holiday 5 Hidden Easte...
Apr 16, 2014

Easter candy consumption almost tops Halloween!

Wondering how much candy was eaten for Easter? Did you know that chocolate Easter eggs are the most popular Easter treats! Easter candy eating is only topped by Halloween! 16 billion jelly beans were sold this year. We do love our ca...
Apr 14, 2014

Easter egg food safety

This month there will be lots of eggs bought, colored, rolled and eaten! You might be surprised to know that the US produces about 75 billion eggs each year. yes, 75 BILLION (not million)! wow, that's a lot of eggs. Before you eat all the...
Apr 11, 2014

How much candy is your child really drinking?

This infographic was shared with me and I thought I would share it with you. I love infographics because they are a more visually interesting way to communicate some key information and facts. You might be surprised by the amount of sugar in so...
Apr 09, 2014

National Nutrition Week provides great free resources for families

This month we remember our friends at the Public Health Department. Every year around the second week in April, the nation recognizes National Public Health week. This year, over 200 partners supported this even with almost 400 public health ev...
Apr 07, 2014

National Healthy School Day

Tomorrow, April 8th, is National Healthy School Day You might think this day is about feeding our kids healthy foods in schools (and that is certainly important!) but this day is actually about providing a safe environment for our children ...
Apr 04, 2014

Have you had your garlic today?

This month is national Garlic Month. Because most of us don't just "eat garlic" like you would a bell pepper or carrots, you might have forgotten that garlic is a vegetable. Most of us eat garlic as part of foods that are enhanced/cooked with...
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