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Calorie intake: the report revealed the average customer consumed an additional 330 calories a week due to upselling

Upselling in pubs is fuelling obesity crisis

By Nikkie Sutton

Upselling techniques used in pubs are helping to fuel the obesity epidemic by leading customers to consume thousands of additional and unnecessary calories, a new report is claiming.

Calorie laden: pub food not healthy enough say critics

Critics shame pub food as unhealthy

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs have been criticised for supplying unhealthy food to children that falls “far behind” the standards of the retail sector.

Social stopper: almost half of consumers think a healthy eating plan gets in the way of their social life

Nutritional information on menus demanded by consumers

By Nikkie Sutton

More than two-thirds (67%) of consumers want to know the nutritional information of every dish on a menu when they eat out, according to Fourth, software partner to the hospitality industry.

FSA warning: don't over cook the chips

Cancer warning over chips and roast potatoes

By Michelle Perrett

Pub chips and roast potatoes are under the spotlight after the Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued a warning about the possibility of cancer-causing acrylamides. 

Warning: more diabetics than vegetarians but menus lack low-sugar options

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Eating out in UK is 'absolute nightmare' for diabetics

By Daniel Woolfson

Pubs and restaurants are missing out on millions of potential customers by not providing or flagging low-sugar options suitable for diabetics, a leading campaigner has warned. 

Gastrosprogs: 'they want tasty food that doesn't look healthy'

Create a healthy food menu for kids

By Andrew Don

Creating a children’s menu that satisfies young appetites, while keeping mum and dad happy that their cherubs are eating a balanced diet, can be tough. But the experts have a few ideas. Andrew Don reports

Healthy portions for children are key to keeping parents happy

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5 tips to make your pub more family friendly

By Sara Hussein

Pubs are popular go-to venues for families to socialise and spend quality time with one another as well as meet up with other families. Yet there are many that are not making the most of their facilities to create a child-friendly atmosphere, which could...

Gluten-free food can bring a whole new stream of revenue

Gluten-free Report

10 things you need to know about serving gluten-free food in pubs

By Daniel Woolfson and Nicholas Robinson

Gluten-free food is one of the most enduring food trends to hit the UK's eating-out sector this century, but what do you need to know to implement it in your pub? Here are the Publican's Morning Advertiser's top 10 things you need to know.

Salutation Inn's Peter Tiley:

Opinion

Guv'nor: Pubs really can be good for your health

By Peter Tiley

The trade has taken a bit of a battering recently. The Chief Medical Officer recently cut recommended drinking limits and declared there is “no such thing as a safe level of drinking”, talk continues of a lower drink-drive limit and this year’s Dry January...

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Calorie counting "not important" for consumers

By Nicholas Robinson

Calorie labelling on pub food menus could be irrelevant, as new research from Mintel shows the information far from tops consumers' priorities when looking for nutritional guidance.

FSA chief scientific adviser Guy Poppy

Consumers demand more food information

By Nicholas Robinson

Your customers want to know more about their food than ever before, leading consumer research released by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed.