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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.

Sep 10, 2008

Liver disease now seen in kids

The American Liver Foundation is estimating that 2-5% of American children over the age of 5 have a condition called fatty liver disease. Nearly all of them are obese or overweight. This condition has been reported in recent medical studies in children...
Sep 08, 2008

Saving on School Lunches

With the high cost of food, gas and general living expenses, we are all looking at how to economize a bit to get more for our buck. Back to school means buying food for school lunches or purchasing school lunches. I can't tell you how many articles I...
Sep 08, 2008

Healthy Monday- Eat A Healthy Breakfast For Success

Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family start the week off on a Healthy Note!Set your child up for a successful school week, by making sure they eat breakfast everyday!I know...
Sep 05, 2008

Family Nutrition: Phelps promotes Frosted Flakes but is it really Grrrrreat for kids?!?

Phelps was certainly one of my favorites from the Olympics and thought a great example for kids. But lately there has been a great deal of controversy following his decision to endorse Frosted Flakes. He will be appearing on their box in the next we...
Sep 04, 2008

Nutrition Education Games For Kids- Vote for Nourish Interactive-You Can Help Us Win!

I am asking for your help, to vote for Nourish Interactive in ideablob's sprint contest! Your vote can help Nourish Interactive win the prize to develop a new educational game to teach kids about nutrition and portion control! I have submitted N...
Sep 03, 2008

Packing a healthy lunch for school

Lots of talk about how to pack a healthy lunch for your child. Well, there are few basics that make the lunch healthy: make sure the lunch has at least 3 different food groups, that's minimum,  shoot for all five on most days look for low fat dippin...
Sep 01, 2008

Healthy Monday- Fruit packs a great snack for kids lunchboxes

Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family start the week off on a Healthy Note!Your child can take it with them to school. Fruit, that is. Don't let them leave home without it!...
Sep 01, 2008

Build your child's some strong bones

I just read a little fact that 90% of girls and 75% of boys between 9 and 13 years old do not get the recommended amount of calcium, according to the National osteoporosis Foundation.Calcium is so important for growing bones and for preventing osteopor...
Aug 29, 2008

Be specific on your family healthy nutrition goals

Back to school time represents a great time to get organized in setting some good healthy family goals.Here are a few tips: sit down together with your child and discuss why the family is making nutrition and/or activity changes let them, in fact, e...
Aug 27, 2008

Back To School Nutrition Tips: Good Nutrition Can Mean Good Grades

It is back to school time. The summer sure passed by fast!This may not be new news but certainly worth reminding. I know already blogged about this but here is a new statistic released by the American Dietitic Association40% of girl and 32% of boys w...
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