New Brunswick child-care centres missing the mark on nutrition, study finds

Lunches and snacks served are high in sugar and sodium, low in fibre, says researcher

The food served at New Brunswick child-care centres is not meeting nutritional recommendations, according to a new report published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health.
Researchers analyzed the food served at 24 child-care centres in New Brunswick and 37 in Saskatchewan.
"We saw lots of fries and chicken nuggets and fish sticks and elbow macaroni," said Stephanie Ward, a registered dietitian and one of the authors of the report, entitled "Lunch is ready … but not healthy."