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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.

Often, we will have weekly themes about healthy habits.  The topic is discussed on Mondays, we follow up with a fun informative infographic that provides key facts about the topic, finishing up on Friday with some great materials and resources to use to bring that topic to home, school or wherever you are working with children to promote healthier habits! Enjoy.

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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.

Apr 12, 2017

Your Growing Teens Need to Know How to Read Nutrition Labels

Your Growing Teens Need to Know How to Read Nutrition Labels As a parent, you have worked to make sure that your offspring remain healthy and happy. As teenagers, they grow ever closer to leading their own independent, adult lives. It is, there...
Apr 03, 2017

Spice up your coffee

Spice Up Your Coffee: Preservative-Free Homemade Coffee Creamer and More! For some, a hot cup of morning coffee is the best part of waking up. It gets even better when delicious creamers are added to the mix. They are perfect for savoring sea...
Mar 31, 2017

Is running on a treadmill important for kids to lose weight

Is running on a treadmill important for kids to lose weight? Contrary to popular belief, the body of a child is extremely strong. But then again it all depends on how that child was raised. Twenty years ago we didn’t have the advanced technolo...
Mar 27, 2017

Healthy Foods You Need After Your Workout

Healthy Foods You Need After Your Workout Working out and sweating can do wonders for your body. It can help you shed excess pounds. It can tone you up. It can even enhance your mood significantly. If you want to work out the right way, however, you...
Feb 17, 2017

Health Benefits From Switching to Organic Diet

Health Benefits From Switching to Organic Diet We have all noticed the growing popularity of organic foods. Many food companies have altered their recipes to include alternative sweeteners, whole grains, and some are even taking the organic rout...
Feb 01, 2017

Healthy, Quick Meal ideas for Busy Families

Healthy, Quick Meal ideas for Busy Families Feeding kids can be difficult at the best of times. You want to make sure they are eating all the right things, yet they can be fussy about what they like. Then you worry you just eat the same five meals a...
Nov 17, 2016

Choosing Foods Your Heart Will Like

The key to eating healthy is eating to lower your risk of illness and disease. The healthier your body and mind becomes, the more resistance you have to ailments both great and small. According to Harvard Medical School's Health Center, choosing health...
Nov 10, 2016

Five Exercises to Keep Kids Active in the Winter

Found this fun and informative infographic that I thought you might enjoy! It is that time of the year where food is in abundance and exercise, not so much.
Oct 21, 2016
Oct 19, 2016

What is a CPAP?

Continuous positive airway pressure, also known as CPAP, is a treatment to keep airways open with mild air pressure. People who have trouble breathing often use this treatment. It is suitable for people with sleep apnea and even for little children ...
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