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May 29, 2009

Congress debates putting food labels in restaurants- will it help families make healthier choices?

The Menu Education and Labeling Act (MEAL) is back up for debate in congress. This proposed legislation is trying to close the gap left open back in 1990. The 1990 Nutrition Labeling Education Act required food manufacturers to put nutrition informat...
May 25, 2009

Keep your family healthy and avoid summer weight gain with these easy healthy kids' tips

Help your child avoid summertime weight gain.A study found that kids body mass index increased during summer break.It's not too hard to figure out why kids may be gaining weight over summer. And it is probably the result of several factors, not just o...
May 18, 2009

Keep Healthy Eating for Kids and Family a Priority Even in Bad Economy

A study released by the American Heart Association in March 2009, indicates that Americans are cutting back on healthy habits during this difficult economic times. The study focuses on adults, but we know that many adults are also parents!Here is some ...
May 13, 2009

Nourish Interactive participates in Visa Health Fair - Reaching Out to Parents With Healthy Tips For Families

We participated in the Visa Health and Wellness Fair yesterday. I had a lot of fun talking with employees, who are also parents, about our tools and tips to help them bring nutrition to the home. I was touched by many moms and even some dads! - ...
May 11, 2009

Healthy Baking Snacks Combine Tasty And Healthy And A Great Bargain For Families

We all love some sweets. My husband loves his chocolate. My kids love their apple pie! I love my lemon.. lemon anything, I am not picky.But sometimes, combining sweets and healthy in the same sentence can seem a bit challenging. If it is healthy, i...
May 11, 2009

Healthy Monday - Beware of the bread basket when eating out

Ask your waiter to hold the bread until your meal is ready. That way you’ll eat less and leave room for the good stuff.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family start the wee...
May 08, 2009

Happy Mother's Day- Thanks Mom For Teaching Me Healthy Habits

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and I want to wish all the Mothers a very warm felt Happy Mother’s Day. I think of my own mom who raised my sister and I as a single mom. But despite a full time job and all the responsibilities she carried, she...
Apr 29, 2009

Family Mealtime Proves to Be a Powerful Activity on Kids Healthy Habits

Sometimes I am asked, what is the one most important habit I can change that will make a difference in my child's health. That is not an easy one to answer, because I start to think about vegetables, healthy snacking, portion sizes, daily fitness.But ...
Apr 24, 2009

Give up meat for one day a week and save the planet too! Celebrate Earth Day with action.

Meatless Monday has just released a video about the astonishing and rather surprising effect we can have on this planet by making one day a week - a meatless day. With this past Wednesday being Earth Day, we have to ask ourselves what can we do that wi...
Apr 20, 2009

Fast-food and childhood obesity - how close is the nearest fast-food to your child's school?

This should be of no surprise to anyone. It actually seems rather obvious! But a recent study conducted by UC Berkeley found the following stats: childhood obesity rates among 9th graders were increased by 5.2% when a fast food restaurant is within...
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