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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.

Feb 08, 2010

Superbowl commercials don't promote healthy eating to kids

I was one of over 100 million people watching the Superbowl!  Superbowl is not only known for the exciting AFC vs NFC championship game but it is also well known for its unique commercials.In fact, the commercials are one of the highlights that people ...
Feb 05, 2010

H is for Healthy Diet Kids Book teaches kids about the fun of eating healthy food!

I just read a very colorful  little book called, "H is for Healthy Diet" by Keith Turner.This mini book is packed with good information and tips about healthy eating and why it is important.  It is great book for older kids to read for themselves.  I t...
Feb 03, 2010

Reading food labels and understanding types of sugar

There has been a lot of debate about the the different kinds of sugar put in many popular foods consumed by children.  In particular, there was been a lot of concern about high-fructose corn syrup.   I think it is important to look at the ingredients o...
Feb 01, 2010

Healthy Monday - Teach your children to reduce their salt intake

On this week’s shopping trip, look for low-sodium or “no-salt added” soups, vegetables and beans. Have the kids help read food labels.  Skipping sodium can reduce your family's risk for high blood pressure!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health...
Feb 01, 2010

Six misleading food claims to watch out for when shopping for healthy foods.

I just read an article that talked about the misleading claims on food packaging.  This was a hot topic at the Childhood Obesity Conference last June because marketers are finding ways to make their brand sound really healthy! When in fact, their claim...
Jan 29, 2010

A new study indicates showing parents the menu calories can fight childhood obesity.

A new study published in Pediatrics was conducted using McDonald's menus.  The research showed that when parents were provided with calorie information, they chose foods that were about 100 calories less per meal.   The study surveyed 99 parents of 3-6...
Jan 27, 2010

Slow it down, smaller food portions and electronic plates for overweight kids

Do we need an electronic plate to help kids learn to eat healthy food portions?  According to a new study published in the British Medical Journal, a new computerized "plate" is more successful in helping overweight children and teens lose weight than ...
Jan 25, 2010

Healthy Kids Challenge Organization promotes healthy foods with a recipe contest for 7th and 8th graders.

I wanted to share with you a recipe contest that is open to all 7 and 8th graders. Our partner, Healthy Kids Challenge, is hosting a Stirring Up Health™ National Middle School Recipe Contest. March 13, 2010 Entry deadline Apri...
Jan 25, 2010

Healthy Monday - Take care of your heart, check your cholesterol levels

Keep Your Heart in Check Heart month is coming up; get a healthy head start by having your family's cholesterol checked. High LDL has been linked to an increased risk for heart attack, so make an appointment to be screened this Monday!Mondays are a gr...
Jan 22, 2010

New childhood obesity study tells us convenient store snacks can be adding to many calories to your child's diet.

New childhood obesity study from University of Montreal indicates that how close a child lives to a convenience store promotes childhood obesity.Well, it makes sense.  Convenience store carry food items that are processed and usually high in fat and/or...
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