According to research by Healthy Australia and the University of Newcastle, it is found that 95% of early childhood centres are feeding children incorrectly balanced meals and only 5% met the complex dietary requirements of the NQS.
Services are being given access to new computer-based program to overhaul their kitchens and meet Australian and international nutrition standards.
Backed by the federal government, the feedAustralia program allows childcare centre cooks to enter their proposed menus into the system to check if they need to add or remove items in order to better balance their meals.
The federal government has provided $1.1 million to roll it out free to childcare centres across the country.
McArthur Grant, Sunday Hearald Sun, 2017.