Eating Out With Kids
We’re working with restaurants and visitor attractions near you to make good food the easy choice, whenever you eat out.
Out to Lunch campaign
Restaurants should be making life easy for parents who want their children to enjoy a healthy treat, but instead many are failing families by offering unimaginative children’s menus that don’t include enough of the good stuff.
We’re calling on restaurants and pubs to improve their menu and service, and serve up a variety of healthy choices, freshly made meals and a family friendly experience.
Food for Life Catering Mark
The Food for Life Catering Mark is our unique award which guarantees that what’s on the menu is at least 75% freshly prepared, free from undesirable additives and trans fats and better for animal welfare. Menus which have been awarded the Catering Mark are all free from controversial e-numbers such as aspartame, tartrazine and MSG.
When you see the Catering Mark, you can rest assured that all meat and dairy products come from farms which meet Red Tractor farm assurance standards. Many go even further and serve organic meat, dairy products or eggs, which means guarantees a truly free-range life where animals have plenty of space and fresh air to thrive and grow.
Over 1.6 million Catering Mark meals are served every day to school and nursery children, hospital and care home patients, university students, staff in canteens and hundreds of thousands of other people across the UK.
When you see the Soil Association symbol on restaurant menus you can have complete confidence in the quality of ingredients on offer. The symbol shows that ingredients meet a strict set of organic standards that protect your health and the environment.
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I would like to see all schools and their caterers holding or working towards a quality award like the excellent Catering Mark.David Laws, former Minister of State for Schools (2012 – 2015)