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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.


Sep 24, 2014

Parents do support new nutrition standards in school - according to new poll!

It is always interesting the way organizations and food companies will use polls to bolster their position. This school year, schools are now required to fully implement all the nutrition standards that were part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids...
Sep 22, 2014

Tips for helping your children cope with allergies

Managing children’s allergies can be very worrying for parents, especially in cases where they could have severe health consequences. It’s important to work closely with the affected child rather than just trying to impose solutions, bec...
Sep 19, 2014

Join Nourish Interactive - The Healthy Schools Revolution Fund Raiser For Schools

Picture this: your child eating a hot, nutritious lunch prepared with fresh ingredients sourced from local farms. Imagine you child coming home having just eaten fresh tomatoes & lettuces from her school garden. Imagine your child having extra burst...
Sep 17, 2014

National Childhood Obesity Month - 5 solutions to get you started

To wrap up the series on Childhood Obesity month, I wanted to leave you with this great infographic that shares some key facts but solutions that we as a society need to be focused on. Childhood obesity is completely preventable. It is also com...
Sep 15, 2014

Presidential Proclamation - National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, 2014

Nourish Thought for the Day: Let's take a moment to thank our leaders who are working hard to fight this preventable condition! NATIONAL CHILDHOOD OBESITY AWARENESS MONTH, 2014* BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PR...
Sep 12, 2014

National costs of childhood obesity - affecting all of us

As part of National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, I wanted to share some of the impacts on our economy based on a new report just released. Nourish Thought for the Day: If you think that childhood obesity does not affect everyone of ...
Sep 10, 2014

National Childhood Obesity Month Resources and Tips

September is National Childhood Obesity awareness month. I wanted to share these resources with you. Please feel free to pass these free resources on to your colleagues and friends and family. Nourish Thought for the Day: It is only t...
Sep 08, 2014

What do kids really know about real food?

Food education (the art of teaching children where food actually comes from and how it is grown) is not a class that we customarily think of when we think about our children's education. But given some of the facts I will share with you, I have ...
Sep 05, 2014

Is your teen suffering from Mobile Device App Addiction?

With school underway, kids are pulling out their iphones and ipads even more than ever. Many schools are incorporating some reading and homework apps using these mobile devices. They certainly have their place. But did you ever wonder just how ...
Sep 03, 2014

Kids LiveWell Initiative Offers Parents and Kids Healthier Choices

With school starting up, some of us may find ourselves running out of time and rushing to the nearest restaurant for a family meal. Now I am a strong advocate of cooking and eating at home for so many reasons. I was raised that way and for...
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