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

 
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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."