Nourish Interactive Web Site Tackles Childhood Obesity and Wins Parents' Choice Award

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NourishInteractive.com, a free, bilingual nutrition education website for kids and parents, has just won the 2009 Parents' Choice Award. The website was started by a nurse last year to combat childhood obesity through fun, positive nutrition education interactive games and tools.

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It is an honor to receive a Parents Choice Award for our nutrition website. We are a team of dedicated health professionals just trying to make a difference in helping families eat healthier

Nutrition Education website for kids and parents has just won the 2009 Parents' Choice Award.

Nourish Interactive Inc., an interactive, bilingual, free nutrition education website won the Approved Award from Parents' Choice, the nation's oldest, nonprofit consumer guide to quality children's media, founded in 1978.

NourishInteractive.com was started with the mission to help families promote healthy eating and daily activity to children through fun, positive messaging. The website is completely free featuring nutrition education games for children and online nutritional tools for parents. The parents' site interfaces with the child's games and resources to show parents the key nutritional messages their child is learning, and how their activities and games are providing valuable information about nutrition, energy, and exercise in an engaging way. Last year, an educators' section was created complete with nutrition lesson plans, printable worksheets, fun activities and send-home tips for parents. The classroom segment was designed to support elementary school's nutrition education programs. It is now the fastest growing visitor segment of the website.

There are many nutrition games for children to learn and play. The main food pyramid game, a multi-leveled online game, Chef Solus and the Food Pyramid Adventure, allows players to explore secret passageways and mystical surroundings while being guided through challenges, storylines, clues, obstacles and puzzles. The nutrition game allows children to make their own food choices, ultimately aiming to create three balanced meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The game, based on the USDA Food Pyramid guidelines, offers parents and health educators an easy and free solution to introducing nutrition to young children who are just beginning to form their eating and exercise habits.

"It is an honor to receive a Parents Choice Award for our nutrition website. We are a team of dedicated health professionals just trying to make a difference in helping families eat healthier," stated Maggie LaBarbera RN MBA, founder and president.

A Parents' Choice Approved seal indicates a wholesome product that helps children enjoy developing physical, emotional, social or academic skills. The Parents Choice Organization stated that fewer than 20% of the products submitted to the Parents' Choice Awards program receive any level of commendation. Maggie LaBarbera added, "We believe that early education is the key to helping children establish healthy habits and fight childhood obesity through early prevention and positive reinforcement. Being recognized for our contribution is a very proud and rewarding moment!"

About Parents' Choice Foundation:
Designed to help parents and caregivers of all achievements and backgrounds make informed decisions about which new products are right for their children, the Parents' Choice Awards is the nation's oldest nonprofit program created to recognize quality children's media. The Parents' Choice Awards program honors the best material for children: books, toys, music and storytelling, magazines, software, videogames, television and websites. The Parents' Choice Approved Seals are given on the basis of the production, entertainment and human values they exemplify.

Parents' Choice Foundation's panels of educators, scientists, performing artists, librarians, parents and, yes, kids themselves, identify the very best products for children of different ages and backgrounds, and of varied skill and interest levels.

About Nourish Interactive Inc:
Nourish Interactive, Inc. is committed to educating both children and their parents about the importance of nutrition and exercise, with the belief that prevention is the best treatment. Nourish Interactive has developed a learning platform that comes to life with its interactive online game that offers fun, innovative ways to empower children to make healthy choices. In creating an educational product that involves both children and their parents, Nourish Interactive acknowledges the key roles both parents play to make an effective learning experience.

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