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

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New Brunswick



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."

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