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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.

Jan 22, 2014

Public health takes on obesity: A route to better health

Obesity has nearly tripled among kids and teens over the past 30 years. One in three U.S. kids ages 2–19 is overweight or obese. In 1980, the obesity rate for adults was 15%. Today, that rate has more-than doubled to 35%. 1...
Jan 20, 2014

New school report cards may lead to healthier eating habits

As parents, we are used to getting reports and reviewing children's accomplishments in the studies of math, science, reading, history etc. But a new pilot study conducted by Cornell University, has children bringing report cards home that grade the...
Jan 17, 2014

Price increase on sugar drinks may show decrease in sales

New study is showing that increasing the cost of sugary drinks may actually be decreasing sales. A study conducted by Harvard University studied the impact of increasing the cost of sugary drinks by one cent per ounce. Sugary drinks were dri...
Jan 15, 2014

The impact of education on our health

I think this video says it all. It really reminded me about the importance of education for children and what that can mean to our children's health. This video was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Some key messages in this vid...
Jan 13, 2014

Honor the Harvest

Honoring the harvest is about using food for for its highest purpose and moving nutrients through the food system, from people to animals and back to the land to grow more food. Here is a great infographics that remind us of this important conce...
Jan 10, 2014

Childcare meals can impact kids healthy habits

A new study published by Academy of Nutrition and Dietitics shows the value of daycare centers providing family-style meals to kids. This may be one of the tactics in fighting childhood obesity. It may be that kids passing food dishes to each o...
Jan 08, 2014

Family Resolutions: Are you a maker or flaker?

How are you doing with your New Year's Resolution? If you haven't made one yet, it is never too late. In fact New Year's just serves as a reminder to make a fresh start and focus on healthier life choices. But really, any day is a perfect day to ...
Jan 06, 2014

Smart Snacks Initiative shows kids like healthier foods!

Great news! A new study* conducted by the Michigan State University shows that the new school nutrition policy is working. This is great news as we head back to school after the holiday break. The study showed that schools that made changes to...
Jan 03, 2014

Fast Food Facts 2013 shows mixed results

The Fast Food Facts 2013 has been issued by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. The report examined the nutritional quality of fast food menus, advertising on TV and the internet, and marketing practices inside restaurants over the last...
Jan 01, 2014

Happy Healthy New Years from Nourish Interactive

From all of us at Nourish Interactive, we wish all of you a wonderful start to a healthy New Year. Bring in the New Years with a healthy plate of fun! New Year's free printables for kids New Year Resolution Cards For Ch...
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