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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.

Dec 06, 2013

EggNog Facts, Calories and Healthier Versions

it's holiday season and that means eggnog! And of course, December is National eggnog month! ( I will be referencing nonalcoholic eggnog) Many people enjoy eggnog as part of their festivities like when they decorate their tree or come back from...
Dec 04, 2013

Keep Family Mealtime a Priority During Holdiay Season

It is the holiday season and families around the world will be busy decorating their tree this week. I know we are going to be decorating our tree this Friday. Sometimes with the rush of the holiday season, we are in hurry to get all these "holida...
Dec 02, 2013

Handwashing week tips and resources

This week is national Handwashing Awareness week. We want to take a moment to recognize the importance of this week because it is the number one health habit that can prevent the spread of disease like the flu and food poisoning. There are t...
Nov 28, 2013

Happy Healthy Thanksgiving from

From Chef Solus and the staff at Nourish Interactive We want to wish you a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving Printables for kids Cornucopia Healthy Foods Activity Fun and Colorin...
Nov 27, 2013

My Plate Holiday Makeover-Quick Tips

It's holiday cooking time and here is a special My Plate infographic that highlights the steps to a healthy holiday feast! It is amazing how just a few simple changes can make a huge difference in fat, sugar and calorie consumption. Mor...
Nov 25, 2013

Healthy Thanksgiving Tips That All Parents Can Use

Tips for a healthier Thanksgiving is easier than you think. With a little bit of planning, food safety tips, recipes substitutes and portion control, you don't have to be a stuffed turkey! Planning Tips For Busy Parents During Thanksgiving ...
Nov 22, 2013

4 Steps to a Safe Holiday Feast

I just realized that I have got to do some major shopping this weekend (and cleaning) for Thanksgiving. How did it sneak up so fast? Well, my next few blogs will focus on keys to having a healthy Thanksgiving Day celebration with your family. ...
Nov 20, 2013

Celebrate American Education Week

American Education Week is a reminder to all of us about the importance of education to our children and to our country's future. Today, as part of that week is a special day that highlights our appreciation for the education support profes...
Nov 18, 2013

National Diabetes Month facts and Life with Diabetes Infographic

I would be remiss if I did not say something about diabetes. This month is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes is something that I personally am very much aware of. My father and paternal grandmother both suffered from diabetes Type II. I can ...
Nov 15, 2013

WIC changes gets parents buying healthier dairy choices

Great news! New study is finding that WIC (women, infants and children) households are buying fewer full fat dairy products. This study, conducted by Yale Rudd Center for Food and Policy, looked at familes over a two-year period. They looked a...
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