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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.

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.

 
Aug 22, 2008

Order whole beans for a healthier heart

Eating Mexican tonight!Whole beans... did I say whole beans. This is one of the healthiest sides you can eat. Packed with flavor, packed with fiber and packed with protein! It's the other stuff that goes into the burrito that you have to be careful ...
Aug 20, 2008

Healthy Eating At The Ballpark

Taking the kids to watch the local professional team is always a fun and memorable day. But what should you buy your child to eat that is healthier?Hot dog or pretzel? well, a hot dog with bun has about 280 calories including the mustard. It is high...
Aug 18, 2008

Healthy Monday- How much food does your child need to be healthy?

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!Start your week off right, by learning exactly how much food each of your child actually needs. ...
Aug 18, 2008

90 percent of Americans could be overweight by 2030

I know I am usually blogging about children nutrition but this number was too scary so I had to read the article. And since parents are the prime role model for children's food habits.... there's lot so reason to pay attention.This study was based off...
Aug 15, 2008

Eating healthy during family fun time

Families are on the road for a short drive and an enjoyable "staycation" during the last couple of weeks before school starts. With gas being so expensive, many families are opting out of the usual big travel plans and driving shorter distances for fam...
Aug 13, 2008

Fruits and vegetables...and kids

It seems with the childhood obesity crisis our nation is facing researchers have begun to study the nutrition habits of preschoolers. We know that habits are being learned...formed during this time. Washington University is studying how to get preschoo...
Aug 11, 2008

Kids Need Their Breakfast

According to a study done at Ulm Unversity, skipping breakfast not only affects children's ability to stay alert during school but actually may affect boys and girls differently.Here is what the study found after looking at 104 boarding schools student...
Aug 11, 2008

Healthy Monday: Look for all the food groups

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!Before eating your family meal, take a moment to look at the various foods on the plate. Make a ...
Aug 08, 2008

Let's not get stuck on a label for childhood obesity, let's get moving on solutions

Well, according to this article, England's government has now created a new national policy measuring program that essentially will send height and weight measurements home as part of a school report card.Here is a few interesting notes: they will no...
Aug 06, 2008

Which restaurants got the bad grades?

Here is the update on the report just published on top 13 restaurant chains and the calories in the kids meals. The benchmark was 430 calories. Meals offered to children should not exceed this amount for one sitting (one meal) based on the recommended ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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