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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 02, 2014

One out of three kids shown to have high cholesterol

This year at the American College of Cardiology Conference, Dr Seery, presented new findings concerning elevated cholesterol in children*. Based on their study about 1 out of 3 children screened for high cholesterol had borderline or high ...
Mar 31, 2014

How does your county rank in health and well-being?

Each year the Robert's Woods Foundation releases a report that ranks our country by county. You can now find out how your county ranked based on 29 different factors that impact health: Check out your community's rankings on diet and exercise. ...
Mar 28, 2014

Your parenting style could make your kids pack on extra pounds

You might not have put the two together but according to a news release by the American Heart Association, how strict you are can affect your child's weight. Are you rigid with rules and light on affection? (authoritarian style) You could be inc...
Mar 26, 2014

Will the new food label changes proposed really make a difference?

A new food label is being proposed by the FDA. The FDA is proposing to update the Nutrition Facts label found on most food packages in the United States. The Nutrition Facts label, which was introduced 20 years ago, helps families make informed ...
Mar 24, 2014

How much sugar is your family really eating?

I talked a little bit about sugar last week. Did you ever wonder how much sugar your family is actually consuming? You might not want to know! The American Heart Association stated that adults consumed about 22.2 teaspoons a day (335 calo...
Mar 21, 2014

New study suggests some kids have greater preference for salt and sugar due to biological make-up

Are kids really hardwired to crave sweet foods? Is it really part of their biological make-up? Hmm. According to a recent study* it might be true. Scientists at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia that biology may be the reason ...
Mar 19, 2014

Getting Children to Eat More Spinach

I remember when I was a child, that green gloppy substance on my school tray was anything but appealing. As we get older, we begin to appreciate the value of those things we simply refused to eat 30 years ago. Since spinach is essentially a super-gr...
Mar 17, 2014

Seven Green Vegetables We Probably Are Not Eating But Should Be

We are thinking about clovers and leprechauns and the color green. In honor of this special holiday, I thought it would be good to share this infographic that shares some important information about some green foods that we should all be eating!...
Mar 14, 2014

Bring the kids into the kitchen too cook some Irish fare!

Try these two Irish recipes this month. Bring kids in the kitchen and find some tasty recipes that they can help with. Bringing kids into the kitchen to help has been shown to have wonderful benefits for children. According to our friends a...
Mar 12, 2014

Potato Fun for kids -The Healthy Potato Facts and Printables

With St Patrick's day, we think of green but many people also associate the potato with Ireland. Actually, the potato was created in Peru! Nevertheless, we are happy to share some fun potato facts and fun printable materials for kids. Pot...
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