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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.

Jan 20, 2010

Kids need three kinds of activities to keep their bones, muscles and heart healthy.

In my last post I discussed some tips on how to help kids to be active as a part of a daily lifestyle.To build on that, I wanted to talk a little more about exercise.There are three kinds of exercise that important for your child.1.  Aerobic exercise f...
Jan 18, 2010

Help your kids be active every day with fun activities.

Help the kids get active is a great healthy goal for kids and families.Getting kids to be active is more than enrolling them in sports.  Sporting activities are great but sometimes the focus of sport is winning and losing and not necessarily the need t...
Jan 18, 2010

Healthy Monday - Get the family active by find activities that they enjoy.

Perform an Activity Analysis. Think about why you haven’t been physically active and then brainstorm ways to move forward. Remember, exercise doesn’t have to be expensive, taxing or boring!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Mond...
Jan 15, 2010

Teach kids the joy and healthiness of a delicious bowl of soup

January is National Soup Month!It's winter, it's cold and it's time for some soup.  Soup is a great meal or complement to a meal.My five top reasons I think soup is great for the family. Its warmth is soothing to the tummy on cold days and nights. T...
Jan 13, 2010

Pediatric nurse develops 12 part series to help parents with overweight children.

If your child is overweight and you are worried about how to best help them lose weight in a healthy way, I recommend seeing your pediatrician and having a meeting set with the pediatric dietitian.But there are also a great deal of good, credible resou...
Jan 11, 2010

List of healthy goals for kids- ideas by age group

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a guide of age appropriate healthy resolutions for kids.This is great because sometimes it is hard to know what is a good goal for a younger child.  We want goals to be healthy and achievable.  And ...
Jan 11, 2010

Health Monday - Set small attainable goals for a healthy start to the year.

Cherish Every Pound- If you need to lose weight, take it slow. 1 to 2 lbs. per week is a healthy and sustainable weight loss goal.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family sta...
Jan 08, 2010

Throw out the diet resolution and teach kids to make healthy choices and be active.

This is that time of year where everyone is making New year resolutions and for many, losing weight will be their resolution.When we tend to focus on a "losing weight" goal, it usually means some extreme restrictive diet that makes us feel like we are ...
Jan 06, 2010

Oatmeal month reminds us of the healthy benefits of eating oatmeal

It's Oatmeal Month!  So I guess I should start by saying "Happy Oatmeal"!Did you know that more oatmeal will be eaten this month than any other month of the year.  In fact, according to the Quaker Oats company, Americans buy enough oatmeal in January t...
Jan 04, 2010

Healthy Monday - Keep New year resolutions alive with a weekly affirmation

Make Monday the January of Every Week News Year’s promises only stick if we remember them. So revisit resolutions each Monday and take simple steps towards better health in 2010! Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Eve...
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