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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.


Feb 18, 2015

10 banned foods that we should all stop eating

When I read this list of banned foods, I have to say that I was very concerned. There are a few things on this list that I eat. It is scary to think that other countries have already banned these foods and we haven't! You think that in the U...
Feb 16, 2015

President's Day Reminds Us To Say Thank You To Our Local Heros

Happy President's Day Thank you President Obama for all the work you have done to help our children eat healthier in schools! This does remind me of the people who work tirelessly in our local communities to make a difference. We pay respe...
Feb 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day from Nourish Interactiv

Nourish Thought for the Day: Weave a little healthy message in everything you do. Free Healthy Heart Valentines cards to print.
Feb 11, 2015

Healthy Heart Fun Free Printables For Kids -

We have added some new heart healthy printables to our Valentine's Day Printables for kids. These are all available in English and Spanish If you are looking for healthy heart tips specific for children, we are happy to share these favorites! ...
Feb 09, 2015

Free President Day Printables With a Healthy Food Theme -

We have some great President Day healthy food themed printables. This is a new section for us and we are happy to share these free resources with you. They are available in English and Spanish. Enjoy! Nourish Thought for the Day: ...
Feb 06, 2015

Red Dress Day Reminds Us To FIght Heart Disease In Women

February 6 was national Wear Red Day. I know I focus on children's health but today I want to focus on moms. A healthy mom is poised to help their child be healthy. Red is the color of our heart. It is associated with power and confi...
Feb 04, 2015

Go Red For Women Saves Over 620K lives!

Go Red For Women. Pull out your red outfit and wear it with pride. It has made a difference. The American Heart Association discovered that heart disease killed more women than men. And it killed more women that all the cancers combined. I...
Feb 02, 2015

National Heart Month Begins - Healthy Hearts Fun For Kids

This month is national heart month and that means it time to give our hearts a little extra love and attention. We will start out this month with some heart fun for kids. Start this month with one goal that will help your child and family...
Jan 30, 2015

How to include kids in the kitchen

There is so much research about the benefits of cooking with children. I don't know how many of you do bring your children into the kitchen to help but it is really worth the effort. The younger they start, the easier it will be. Just like a...
Jan 28, 2015

Summer learning - don't let your kids experience fall behind

It is only January and most of us are not thinking about summertime. Depending on where you live, there could be a ton of snow surrounding your home (not me, I live in California!) and summer is the furthest thought from your mind. But kid...
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