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