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TRICK OR TREAT? Out to Lunch league table exposes the truth behind children’s menus in 21 chain restaurants and pubs

22 October 2015

A new league table ranking the health of children’s food in 21 of the UK’s most popular restaurant chains is published today (21 Oct) by the Soil Association’s Out to Lunch campaign. Two years since the first league table there have been some signif...

One million meals: the Soil Association is transforming UK catering

10 December 2014

Today, we’re celebrating a land mark achievement – one million meals are served each work day in schools, universities, nurseries, workplaces, hospitals, care homes and restaurants to our Food for Life Catering Mark standards.

Why children's menus don't always mean happy meals

06 September 2013

The Independent: It shouldn't be all about burgers, bangers and nuggets. Restaurants ought to offer as much choice for younger diners as for their parents, says Clare Dwyer Hogg.

If the kids are united

16 August 2013

Crumbs Magazine: A new study of children’s menus at national chain restaurants has highlighted most of the nutritional horrors parents feared all along. But the good news is that many of Bristol and Bath’s independents are flying the flag for health...

Is it time to scrap the kid's menu?

22 July 2013

Huffington Post: Blog by Amy Leech: With 40% of parents eating out with their children at least once a fortnight - the kid's menu is no longer an occasional treat for many. In fact - I'd question whether it's a treat at all. With the help of a team ...

Kid's menus are full of burgers and chicken nuggets

19 July 2013

Netmums: A new report from Soil Association and Organix finds that burgers and nuggets still dominate children's menus in UK restaurants and eateries. Children's menus are described as being "unhealthy and unimaginative" with the same far of burgers...

Soil Association: kids’ restaurant food doesn’t cut the mustard

19 July 2013

Which?: Most of us eat out as a treat, but are children getting a raw deal when it comes to the meals they’re offered? In this guest post, Amy of the Soil Association argues that it’s time to shake up kids’ food on the high street.

Major restaurant chains 'failing child diners'

18 July 2013

Boots WebMD: Campaigners for better children's food are calling on major chain restaurants and pubs to improve what they serve to kids . It is after the Out to Lunch campaign released a league table ranking children's menus offered by 21 popular ven...

Children’s menus “unhealthy”, charity says

18 July 2013

Mother & Child: Children’s menus at the UK’s leading restaurants and pub chains are “unhealthy and unimaginative”, with nuggets, burgers and pizzas dominating over fruit and vegetables, it has been claimed. Charity the Soil Association and organic b...

Pub operators urged to cater for children

18 July 2013

Publican's Morning Advertiser: JD Wetherspoon has been named as the eating-out pub chain with the most healthy meal options for children, as a new campaign is launched to put pressure on restaurants and pubs to improve their offer for children.
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Out to Lunch: A Secret Diner's Perspective

Anya Hart Dyke: It can be pretty stressful taking a young child to a restaurant. My daughter is 17 months old so I’m always wondering if there’ll be room for the buggy, if they’ll have high chairs, if I’ll get a chance to eat my own meal or have to get a doggy bag. The last thing you expect to worry about is the food.

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