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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.


Aug 07, 2014

The Dangers of Social Media for Our Children's Health

I knew our family had a problem the day we ran out of electric outlets and my youngest son broke down in tears. BUCKETS of tears. Why? His beloved tablet had to remain uncharged for a few minutes while his brothers’ smartphones and iPods juice...
Aug 05, 2014

Nourish Interactive Celebrates National Farmer's Market Week With New Printables

In honor of farmers market week, we wanted to share these fun farm to table resources for children. Happy National Farmer's Market Week! Nourish Thought for the Day: Thank you farmers around the world for all the food that you s...
Aug 03, 2014

Nourish Interactive celebrates National Farmers Week!

This is National Farmers Market Week and a reminder that I need to go to our local farmers' market to pick up some fresh produce! So why go to a farmer's market? Get the freshest produce, you buy fruits or vegetables that have been...
Aug 01, 2014

Kids Eat Right Month Celebrates Ways To Help Children Eat Healthier!

Today is the beginning of the first National Kids Eat Right Month! To help parents and teachers find the best resources on our website, we have created this special "Kids Eat Right" resource page. Here is some background and goals for this...
Jul 30, 2014

Sorry to announce Nourish Interactive Widgets No Longer Available

We are sorry to let you know that our Widgets that were hosted on is no longer available. has closed their website so all our widgets that you may have been using the last few years are no longer working. We are sorr...
Jul 28, 2014

Make Some Room For A Home Grown Garden

As we get ready for national Farmers Week, I wanted to start out by promoting the importance of food gardens. Sometimes, things really do start in our own backyard! My brother-in-law, Vinnie, (Vinnie the farmer-I call him) has been growing a veget...
Jul 25, 2014

Home lunch falls short in nutrition - parents may need a little help

It's tough being a parent and juggling all the responsibilities that come along with the job. Maybe we need a little help to get it right. A new study says that "Backpack lunches flunk nutrition". Some of the factors that are making it harder ...
Jul 23, 2014

Salt By The Numbers - Infographics Says IT All

My last thought on salt. I found this infographic and thought it really says it all. Please share! More tips for reducing salt intake in your family's diet: You can find the amount of salt on any food package. Just look at the food lab...
Jul 21, 2014

Is your child getting too much salt?

Should you be concerned about how much salt is actually in your child's diet? The answer is probably "yes". It may surprise you that a recent finding of the Center for Disease Control has found that many kids and adolescents consume more salt t...
Jul 18, 2014

Super Foods - what are they?

Have you heard of the term, Superfoods? This is now a coined term used to describe those natural foods that are rich in nutrients and lower in calories. This is a term associated frequently with dark leafy vegetables and also berries. But I ha...
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