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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.


Mar 30, 2015

National Gardening Month Teaches Children About Healthy Foods

April is National Garden Month! This is a great extension of the Agriculture Celebration. To help children celebrate National Garden Month, we have some fun printable materials and games to help promote the joy and health of gardening. Nour...
Mar 27, 2015

Farmers market fun for children

As part of our celebration of agriculture, we want to share some of the newest sections of our popular Free Printables that we have launched! Distribution Farming Farm Animals Farmers' Market ...
Mar 25, 2015

The global state of agriculture

Some great information about agriculture hear in the United States and what it means to the world. Nourish Thought for the Day: Healthy foods equals healthy lives!
Mar 23, 2015

Agriculture Day poster winner.

During spring, it is a time to celebrate agriculture. March 18th is actually National Agriculture Day! Did you celebrate it? The National Ag Day program believes that every American should: understand how food, fiber and rene...
Mar 20, 2015

A couple of fun recipes with artichokes

Kids love interesting foods and they love to dip! Cooked artichokes with a favorite dipping sauce or even plain mayonaise is an easy and tasty meal that children can enjoy. But here are a couple more recipes that you might like to try with arti...
Mar 18, 2015

How to cook artichokes

Did I mentioned how much I love artichokes? Here is the recommended way to cook it:* Nourish Thought for the Day: Say thank you to the leaders around you every day making a difference! Boil Pull off lower petals and...
Mar 16, 2015

Artichokes are my favorite vegetable but do not assume we all know how to eat it!

Spring is artichoke season. I just have to take this moment to honor my favorite vegetable. Here is some facts about artichokes: On April 10th, 2013 artichokes were proclaimed to be California’s Official Vegetable by Lieutenan...
Mar 13, 2015

Finding the perfect printable for your program - don't get overwhelmed

I am getting a great deal of emails asking me about the best printables to introduce younger children to My Plate. I know we have over 1000 free printables to choose! All in English and Spanish. Here are some guidelines to find the best printa...
Mar 11, 2015

Healthy Schools Raise Healthy Kids Infographic

I found this colorful and very informative infographic. I just love it and it is full of some great facts so I thought I would share it with you. Enjoy! Nourish Thought for the Day: Sharing is caring!
Mar 09, 2015

Keep the healthy habits going past March

In March we celebrated National Nutrition Month and all came together to promote healthy foods to families around the world. We don't want all the wonderful work to be forgotten, so I wanted to share with you some great hand-outs to keep familie...
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