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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.

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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.


Jul 18, 2014

Super Foods - what are they?

Have you heard of the term, Superfoods? This is now a coined term used to describe those natural foods that are rich in nutrients and lower in calories. This is a term associated frequently with dark leafy vegetables and also berries. But I ha...
Jul 16, 2014

Guide to Gardening At Home - Easy Vegetable Cheat Sheet for Parents

Just got this infographic sent to me and thought "How great is this?" I am a huge advocate of gardening with kids. There are so many studies that promote the relationship between kids gardening and healthier eating habits. If you have been t...
Jul 14, 2014

Composting and kids

I have been composting for the last 4 years. I have to admit that it was not my own idea. Our city had passed an ordinance requiring all homeowners to compost. I was a bit reluctant at first and worried that it would attract bugs and be very smel...
Jul 11, 2014

Bring kids into nature and improve their overall health

This weekend, I am going camping with my family. We will be enjoying the great outdoors, as they say. Yes, I will be sleeping in a tent but with a comfy air mattress under my sleeping bag. ;-) I can't explain it but I have an overwhelming feel...
Jul 09, 2014

Nourish Interactive promotes compost to kids with summer giveaway

We are half way through our Summer "Lettuce" Read Giveaway! Get all the details, but honestly, it couldn't be simpler! Just use our website and earn points. The highest point earners win each week! We have partnered with Castle Compost ...
Jul 07, 2014

How to fill a healthy barbecue plate!

4th of July has past but not the barbecuing! Once the grill has been pulled out, it is hard to not enjoy more grilling. With grilling, there is less pots and pans that have to be used that means less washing (my favorite part) ...
Jul 04, 2014

Nourish Interactive Wishes You Happy Independence Day!

We at Nourish Interactive want to wish all our wonderful members and visitors a safe and happy 4th of July! Today, I am headed to my daughter's house to enjoy family time, a delicious barbecue and some fresh air. I went for an hour walk and enj...
Jul 02, 2014

Fireworks safety for the family tips and infographic

Every year children are injured during 4th of July family celebration. I share this infographic as a reminder to be safe and follow all the guidelines when using fireworks. Nourish Thought for the Day: Being safe and taking safety measure...
Jun 30, 2014

Chef Solus signs the "Declaration of Healthy Eating" free printables for kids

Celebrate 4th of July with our kids Independence Day printables. Join Chef Solus and the explorers as they sign their "Declaration of Healthy Eating!" Free printables, coloring sheets, fun worksheets that promote being active on 4th of July...
Jun 27, 2014

Don't let summertime become tv time for kids

It's summertime and kids are out of school. So what are they doing to keep busy during what used to be "school time?" Good question. You might be surprised (or maybe not so surprised) to learn that most kids increase their television t...