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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.

Mar 10, 2014

St Patricks Day The Lucky Green Vegetable - Fun Printables for Kids

Get kids excited about green foods by introducing them to the lucky green foods of St Patrick's Day. St Patrick Day Fun Free Printable for Kids Find the Lucky Green Fruits and Vegetable Forest More St Patrick’...
Mar 07, 2014

March Through National Nutrition Month Giving Away Raise Your Rainbow healthy food game for kids

As we continue to March Through National Nutrition Month, we want to remind you that you can make a big difference just by making one simple goal: pledge to help children choose more fruits and vegetables. Make your pledge and be automatically...
Mar 05, 2014

School Breakfast Week Continues With Fun Worksheets For Kids

We launched this section last year after getting numerous requests for breakfast sheets for children. Enjoy these free printables that teach children about breakfast, available in English and Spanish. Breakfast Printables for Kids ...
Mar 03, 2014

National School Breakfast Week reminds us to Take Time For School Breakfast

It's National School Breakfast week and a reminder to us all about the most important meal of the day! The 2014 theme is "Take Time for School Breakfast" Here are some facts about children and School Breakfasts: The National School...
Feb 28, 2014

Can you say "Please don't pass the salt"

As we leave February, day of National Heart Month, and we enter March, National Nutrition Month, I thought it fitting to say a few words about salt. I chose salt because too much salt is associated with high blood pressure leading to heart disea...
Feb 26, 2014

The White House and USDA announce School Wellness Standards

First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announce proposed school wellness standards and roll out of breakfast and lunch programs for schools that serve low income communities Washington, DC – Toda...
Feb 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Let's Move 4 years stong!

Congratulations to Michelle Obama and the team at Let's Move. It's been four great years and she has lead a strong campaign to raise awareness about childhood obesity. I saw an interview where she talked about how challenging it was when she fi...
Feb 21, 2014

National Potato Lovers Month Healthy Potato Recipes, Tips and Fun

This month is Potato Lover's Month. Sometimes potatoes get a bad rap because of fast food/junk food products that used potatoes. Yes, I am talking about french fries that are commonly deep fried with oil filled with trans fat and potato chips. ...
Feb 19, 2014

Gallery of Olympic Mascots Keeps Sports Fun For Kids

With the Winter Olympics ending, I thought it would be fun to share this cute but informative infographic with you. Kids will love this. Who knew that each Olympics had a special mascot! Olympics are such a great event for kids and really for the...
Feb 17, 2014

Never Underestimate the Power of Berries

Some children seem to have a never ending appetite. In many cases, they technically do. The metabolism of the young is usually in high gear as they can burn their energy reserves quite rapidly. However, this isn't always the case as many children ar...
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