Family Nutrition Blog
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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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.
As you get ready for the week of Christmas, I thought I would share the USDA top 10 tips for a healthier holiday choice*:
1. Healthy Recipe Makeover: Most recipes can be modified to be a bit more healthier. That can mean less salt, less fat o...
Holiday time means treats. I found this holiday treats infographics from our cookie expert "Mrs Fields".
Enjoy your treats but this is a perfect time to teach children some moderation.
Nourish Thought for the Day:
There is room for ...
Bringing the kids into the kitchen to make some baked goods. The kids are finally ready and you just need some recipes. Here are some healthy cookie recipes I found that are perfect for Christmas!
Nourish Thought for the Day:
A healthy d...
It is that time of the year where we are busy shopping for presents. Kids want to be part of this too but of course, they don't have money to buy gifts.
Teach children, this year, the beauty of homemade gifts.
Nourish Thought for the Day:...
Since I am in the movie mode, I also wanted to share with another great movie that I thoroughly enjoyed, "The 100 foot journey".
Now this won't be a spoiler for you because I won't go into details about the movie itself. But I will talk about t...
You know when you see a movie that you just feel so good after watching it, you just want to watch it again! Well that was how I felt when I watched "Chef".
What a great family movie with a food theme. Great music, great plot, great acting a...
Here is a great little gift that is free for the little cook in your life.
If you have a child that enjoys cooking, we are happy to share with you this free downloadable Holiday Cookbook for kids.
Enjoy! Our holiday gift to you
December is National Pear Month so I thought I would share some of my favorite easy to make, kid friendly pear recipes.
Here are some things about pears that you might not have known:
eat the skin! Research has shown that the skin on pe...
When we think of Christmas, we think of presents, Christmas trees, shopping and of course, special foods that we only make at Christmas time. Food and overeating is definitely part of the season with parties and holiday treats everywhere you look.
It's Black Friday. How many people are headed to the mall with the kids to try get a few deals?
Here are some tips to increasing your activity:
Make sure you and the kids shoes are made for walking! Get those comfortable but sturdy sneaker...