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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 04, 2015

Breakfast makes a difference - some facts to consider

As we continue to celebrate national School Breakfast Week, I thought I would share these facts provided by SNA: FACT: Students who eat breakfast have better attention and memory. Research indicates the quality of foods children eat i...
Mar 02, 2015

National School Breakfast Week Celebration Kick Off

Happy March everyone! This is our best month of the year with so much focus on healthy eating. But let's start with this week's kick-off, National School Breakfast Week. This time always reminds me of my time as a child going to school and ...
Feb 27, 2015

Starting a personal family journey to better health

This is my final entry for now on my niece's battle with weight because changes will take time and it is a personal journey. I hope to report some positive news in a few months. But I wanted to share with you that we as a family with my niece. ...
Feb 25, 2015

Childhood obesity - a personal family matter

Just a quick follow up to my last blog. You might be wondering how it went with my sister. It was a sensitive subject but she admitted that she was also worrying about her weight. She shared with me that she had signed her up for soccer and wa...
Feb 23, 2015

Childhood obesity in my own backyard

I was just at my aunt's 85th birthday and I noticed that my 11 year old niece did not want to eat most of the food on her dinner plate. We were at a Peruvian restaurant. Not surprising that kids can be a bit picky in their food choices especial...
Feb 20, 2015

What's in my freezer and how long should it really be there?

I have a large freezer in my garage that I use to stock up on great sale items, large bulk purchases (that are too much for one or two meals) and for quick dinners I make ahead of time. I always put the date and food name on my foods and use a f...
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! ...
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