Kindergarten Lunches Get Failing Grade

“When dietitian Shannon Crocker went into four kindergarten classrooms in two Ontario elementary schools to check the contents of the children’s lunch boxes, she was dismayed by what she found.

“Many were packed with poor food and drink choices such as cold hot dogs, gummy treats, sugary fruit beverages and packaged cookies,” says the Ancaster, Ont., mother of two.

Kindergarten classes were chosen because Ontario began introducing its new Early Learning Program in September, which means thousands of four- and five-year-olds now attend school for a full day.

Crocker adds that many lunches did not provide enough food for the long day the children were at school…..” Click here to read the rest!

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