Member Login
Blog Categories
Follow Us

Family Nutrition Blog


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.

Receive our blog posts by email or subscribe using your favorite online reader

nutrition information blog for families

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.

Oct 23, 2013

Reward kids with a Farmers Certificate during Farm to Table Moth

Celebrating Farm to School month at school. Recognize kids who are outstanding farmers in class, garden programs or participation in afterschool programs with our Farmer award! Free to download and print and available in English and Spanish. ...
Oct 21, 2013

October is Farm To School Month

October is National Farm to School Month and a time to celebrate the connections that are happening all over the country between local farms and schools! Living in California, we have many, many farms throughout the state. I grew up in San Fran...
Oct 18, 2013

School Lunch Matters Worldwide Infographic

To top of our week, here is a worldwide look at the impact of school lunches. I love informative infographics and am happy to share this one with you. Are looking for free printable worksheets that teach children about healthy lunch? We are...
Oct 16, 2013

Calculating the cost of school lunch - How is your child spending their lunchmoney

As a parent, you want what is best for your child and that means providing them with healthy foods. But if they are buying their lunch, you may be wondering where is your money going? The USDA and school across America have made changes to sc...
Oct 14, 2013

Lunchtime Printables support National School Lunch week

This is national school lunch week. We are excited to share our new Free Printables category "Lunchtime Printables"! Please enjoy. These worksheets are designed to promote healthy lunches to children and reinforcing the changes to the schoo...
Oct 11, 2013

Michelle Obama reminds us to Drink UP water

Michelle Obama had expanded her mission to promote healthy choices to children. We know that she has focused on getting kids more active and then choosing more fruits and vegetables. Now she is taking a stand on beverages. She has started a new...
Oct 09, 2013

New Video Talks About the Influence of TV Ads on Children Food Choices

A new video (only 6 minutes of your time) tells us some key facts about the foods that our children are eating and the effects of the powerful food marketing industry. This video talks about the influence of foods designed to control our children's...
Oct 07, 2013

Walk To School And Promote Healthy Habits To Your Children

What are the benefits of walking your child to school? Well there are actually quite a few. Walking to School Can Improve Academic Performance A study done in California showed that children who were more fit actually had better acade...
Oct 04, 2013

Farm Animals and the Vegetarian Child

I shared some resources we have about teaching kids about farm animals. But sometimes, when children realize that their meat is coming from an animal, they want to go vegetarian or vegan. We have resources to support children and families who h...
Oct 02, 2013

Farm Animals Day Reminds Kids About Farm To Table Concepts

When we talk to kids about farm to table, we usually focus on the topic of food. Where does food actually come from, (not the grocery store!) and the process of growing food and how it actually gets in front of a child. But we don't always talk...
The photos displayed on this website were purchased legally from,, and All clipart displayed on this website is the exclusive property of