August 4, 2017 1:54 pm
Updated: August 4, 2017 5:33 pm

Healthy meals for happy campers in Fredericton

WATCH: A Canada-wide summer lunch program has now started in Fredericton which ensures kids in the Multicultural Association’s summer camps are eating healthy. Jeremy Keefe tells us more.

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A Canada-wide program that provides children in summer activities with healthy lunches has come to Fredericton.

The “Rainbow of Cultures” summer camp program has been a staple at the Multicultural Association of Fredericton for almost 25 years.

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Starting this summer they teamed up with Sodexo Canada to ensure campers receive the proper nutrition they need to enjoy summer camp, and all the activities they’re taking part in, to the fullest.

“The program’s funded through Sodexo’s Stop Hunger Program which is built on donations,” explained Sodexo UNB’s general manager Tim Thornton. “This summer here in Fredericton we’re feeding about 5,550 meals in total.”

MCAF is one of nine local groups benefitting from the “Feeding our Future” program.

Their hope is that not only will the meals help the children participate, have fun and learn, but that it will encourage healthy eating habits going forward.

“It’s a social and nutritional problem for children and children are the future of our country,” said Thornton.

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