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Out to Lunch infographic

17 July 2013

Our findings in a nutshell - take a look at our infographic which sums up our survey of 21 of the biggest and most popular restaurant and pub chains serving up food to children.

Burgers and nuggets still dominate UK restaurant children's menus – report

17 July 2013

The Guardian: Children's menus at the UK's leading restaurant and pub chains are often "unhealthy and unimaginative", and are still dominated by nuggets, burgers, sausages, ready meals and fizzy drinks, with little fresh fruit or vegetables on offer...

‘Unhealthy’ menus for children turning restaurants into battlefields for parents

17 July 2013

The Times: There is no shortage of culprits when it comes to the nation’s alarming childhood obesity problem with everything from packed lunches to computer games held responsible. Now health campaigners have accused family restaurants of serving un...

Restaurant chains pushing junk food on children, claims Soil Association

17 July 2013

The Herald: Children's meals at some of Britain's best-known restaurant chains are falling short of healthy eating standards, with nuggets, burgers and sausages dominating menus, it has been claimed. Eight out of 21 companies do not offer vegetables...

Wetherspoons tops family restaurant brands for healthy kids food

17 July 2013

The Telegraph: Nationwide pub chain JD Wetherspoon has been judged as a healthier option for kids' food than almost every family restaurant chain in Britain. A league table of 21 popular brands puts Wetherspoons above Carluccio's, Harvester, Cafe Ro...

High-street restaurant chains fail health test for hungry youngsters

17 July 2013

The Independent: Most major restaurant and fast-food chains fail to provide basic standards of food for children, research suggests today.

Survey roasts standard of food served to children

17 July 2013

The Scotsman: Children eating out in the UK are being served up a concoction of processed meat from unknown sources and few vegetables, according to a damning new report.

Raw deal for children in UK restaurants

17 July 2013

Out to Lunch league table exposes the truth about 21 chain restaurants and pubs children's menus.

Campaign to improve kids' menus in restaurants

15 May 2013

Big Hospitality: Restaurants’ children’s menus get investigated for Soil Association and Organix campaign. The Out to Lunch campaign will see the children’s menus at 21 chain restaurants reviewed by more than 50 parents over the next few weeks with ...

Kids' restaurant menus: does it have to be chips with everything?

14 May 2013

The Guardian: Nothing is certain but death and taxes. And chicken nuggets on children's menus. For a nation glittering with awards for the quality of its restaurants, there's a decided lack of sparkle when it comes to bills of fare for junior. The S...
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Out to Lunch with Wahaca

Amy Leech: It's fair to say that children aren't always the easiest customers, but when we investigated the standard of food and service on offer for them on the high street last year, we were surprised to find how many restaurant chains weren’t getting even the basics right. Thankfully some restaurants on the block are showing others how it's done. We'd heard from parents that Wahaca, the London-based chain of Mexican street food restaurants, was a hit with kids. Thomasina Miers, cook, campaigner and founder of Wahaca, shares with us her thoughts on catering for the needs of young diners.

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