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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 01, 2014

Nourish Interactive recognizes all workers on Labor Day

Just want to wish everyone a Happy Safe and Healthy Labor Day Nourish Thought for the Day: Today we honor the American worker. No matter what age, gender or race, we thank you for your hard work and contributing to this country's greatness...
Aug 29, 2014

Labor Day Weekend - Healthy Picnic Switch Ups

Labor day means a nice three day weekend for families and an outdoor picnic or barbecue! Fun. I love barbecues but is only hot dogs and hamburgers? you can be a little creative and try some slightly different meals that still taste great and ad...
Aug 27, 2014

Cost of raising a child just went up! according to new USDA data

You may have wondered this question: How much does it cost to raise a child. Whether you are contemplating raising a child or you already are there, it is always interesting to read about this. I am always talking about nutrition and healthy h...
Aug 25, 2014

CDC shows kids are eating more fruits and vegetables-but are they the right kind?

A new study just released by the CDC* show that children are still not getting enough fruits and vegetables but are moving in the right direction. More children aged 2–5 years ate fruit than teenagers aged 12–19 years. Les...
Aug 22, 2014

Childhood Obesity Remains Number One Conern For Parents

University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has done this adult survey for the last 7 years. This survey was conducted with parents and non-parents. For the last seven years, parents have listed childhood obesity as their number ...
Aug 20, 2014

Nourish Interactive Gives Parents and Educators Thier Own Healthy Avatars

We know that adults like to have a little fun too when they are brushing up on healthy habits and nutrition for their family. We have created avatars for our adult section that are seen when you comment on pages. Which by the way, we encourage....
Aug 18, 2014

Happy 87th to the Healthiest Woman I know - Mom

Today is my mom's birthday. I want to wish her a wonderful special day has she becomes 87. Now when you think of 87, you might envision an elderly frail women who needs some help when she walks. That would be further from the truth whe...
Aug 15, 2014

Nourish Interactive launches new Avatars for Kids to customize as they learn about nutrition

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be sharing you some of the new features that we have recently launched. Yes, we have been busy! Now children can have an avatar that they can customize as they play their nutrition education games. ...
Aug 13, 2014

Vegetarian and Vegan Parenting Tips and Resources

The second week in September is vegetarian awareness week. We have a wonderful dietitian who has created a set of articles to help parents ensure their vegetarian or vegan child eats healthy with adequate amounts of healthy protein sources. ...
Aug 11, 2014

Parenting Topics to Start The Conversation - Kids Eat Right Month

To help you celebrate National Kids Eat Right Month, we have created a special page with our most applicable resources for parents! You can find online tools and activities to get you started. If your a parent, you may not be sure where to star...
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