Should Your Family Eat This or That?
Chicken Nuggets or Fish Sticks?
The better choice: Fish sticks.
"Fish sticks have omega-3 fatty acids, and the nuggets don't," says Johnson. "And every little bit of these acids helps. They are critical for neurological and cognitive development, and they may reduce asthma, eczema, and allergies." You are more likely to get your toddler to eat fish sticks than a salmon fillet, so get those omega-3s in where you can.
Keep in mind: Chicken nuggets and fish sticks are both high in fat. Frozen varieties range from 10 to 20 grams per serving, with up to five grams of saturated fat and 500 milligrams of sodium.