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

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, it was claimed on Wednesday.

The campaigning charity the Soil Association, with organic baby food brand Organix, sent “secret diners” to 21 popular high street restaurants and pubs and ranked their opinions of the offerings for children.

Jamie’s Italian, launched five years ago by chef Jamie Oliver, Wagamama and the Wetherspoon pub chain were placed highest, while Burger King, KFC and Prezzo came bottom.

Launching the “Out to Lunch” campaign, the charity and its partner are calling for all young diners to be routinely offered the choice of children’s

Article source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/jul/17/uk-restaurants-childrens-menus-unhealthy-unimaginative

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