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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.

 
Apr 08, 2015

National Gardening Month Spurs Child's Interest Healthy Foods

It is National Garden Month! We just planted a lemon tree in our front yard. It is about 12 inches high, so really just a baby. My mom took a branch from her lemon tree that is very old and bears so much lemons, we never have to buy them. Sh...
Apr 06, 2015

Cooking Challenge Directly from First Lady

Here is what Michelle has to say about the upcoming contest for kids. To enter, children must be entered by an adult and create an original recipe. Nourish Thought for the Day: Cooking is a combination of imagination, taste and...
Apr 03, 2015

Get Cooking with the Kids! Contest

It is that time of the year again where Michelle Obama, our beautiful first lady, is hosting the Lunchtime Challenge. This will be the 4th year that children ages 8-12 years old are invited to work with a parent or guardian to create an original...
Apr 01, 2015

Don't be fooled this April at the grocery store

With big marketing budgets, food manufacturers can really come up with some clever ways to promote their foods. Sometimes they can even make you think it is healthy or good for you without actually saying it. They use clever words, colors, ch...
Mar 30, 2015

National Gardening Month Teaches Children About Healthy Foods

April is National Garden Month! This is a great extension of the Agriculture Celebration. To help children celebrate National Garden Month, we have some fun printable materials and games to help promote the joy and health of gardening. Nour...
Mar 27, 2015

Farmers market fun for children

As part of our celebration of agriculture, we want to share some of the newest sections of our popular Free Printables that we have launched! Distribution Farming Farm Animals Farmers' Market ...
Mar 25, 2015

The global state of agriculture

Some great information about agriculture hear in the United States and what it means to the world. Nourish Thought for the Day: Healthy foods equals healthy lives!
Mar 23, 2015

Agriculture Day poster winner.

During spring, it is a time to celebrate agriculture. March 18th is actually National Agriculture Day! Did you celebrate it? The National Ag Day program believes that every American should: understand how food, fiber and rene...
Mar 20, 2015

A couple of fun recipes with artichokes

Kids love interesting foods and they love to dip! Cooked artichokes with a favorite dipping sauce or even plain mayonaise is an easy and tasty meal that children can enjoy. But here are a couple more recipes that you might like to try with arti...
Mar 18, 2015

How to cook artichokes

Did I mentioned how much I love artichokes? Here is the recommended way to cook it:* Nourish Thought for the Day: Say thank you to the leaders around you every day making a difference! Boil Pull off lower petals and...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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