Kids' menus under attack

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The food offerings to children of some pub chains have come under criticism from a panel which campaigns against the use of artificial ingredients....

The food offerings to children of some pub chains have come under criticism from a panel which campaigns against the use of artificial ingredients. Punch Tavern's Wacky Ware-house chain, JD Wetherspoon's Tom & Jerry menu and Center Parc's children's menu were all slammed for putting "highly processed food" on their offerings to the under-10s. The comments came from the self-appointed Parents Panel organised by the Food Commission, a lobbying organisation that campaigns against excess fat, salt and sugar in food and is in favour of natural ingredients. The panel criticised the Wacky Warehouse chain for its narrow range of food for parties. It said some food was "bog standard children's junk ­ full of sugar and fat". JDW's Tom & Jerry menu was "very disappointing", it said. De-spite there being some vegetables, that is, peas on offer, parents thought food was highly processed. The Yellow River Café, Noble House's Chinese casual dining chain, came out top in the survey, with Mitchells & Butlers' Browns chain next and Wagamama third.

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