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Best children’s menus ranked

by Dan Izzard

11 October 2017

Soil Association and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall reveal league table of kids meals at top chains

A new league table ranking children’s food in 25 of the UK’s most popular restaurant chains is published today (11 October), on World Obesity Day , by the Soil Association’s Out to Lunch campaign.

Rob Percival from the Soil Association said: “Out to Lunch is transforming children’s food on the high street – many restaurants are now prioritising child health and investing in healthier and more creative meal options. But there is still a national scandal unfolding in plain sight: 75% of UK parents say they are worried by the portion size of children’s puddings when they eat out.”

The Out to Lunch campaign is calling on all high street restaurants, pubs and cafés to take seven simple steps to improve the service and food they offer children:

  • Serve two portions of veg with every child’s meal
  • Ensure children’s puddings are an appropriate portion size
  • Make water freely available and stop promoting sugary drinks to children
  • Offer children’s portions of adult dishes
  • Offer quality ingredients such as free range and organic on the children’s menu
  • Provide children’s cutlery as standard
  • Make breast feeding mums feel welcome

Find an interactive version of the league table here

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