Kids’ menus haven’t changed since the 1970’s. It’s all still nuggets and the usual beige, bland, boring choices.

One in four Aussie kids are now overweight or obese and they’re twice as likely to be so as their parents at the same age. (Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, Nov-2017). More info here.

Our cafes and restaurants can do more to help get kids into good food. There’s so much talent and passion in the industry, just a little more time and energy could make a real difference.

As Nathan from Top Paddock said “I want my children to eat nutritious food at home, so why would it be any different when I go out? We want parents to expect more from cafes and restaurants.”

To get started we created a menu with Top Paddock. After a trial they’re now including interesting kids’ choices permanently. Punchbowl Canteen in Port Melbourne have also started their menu.

Run a cafe or restaurant? It’s simple to get involved and we’ll promote what you do to help spread the word. Email for information.

If you’re a parent, ask your local cafes to provide at least one interesting, nutritious option.

Food is a system. If everyone does a little more — whether at home, eating out or in Government — we can improve what kids think is normal.

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