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Out To Lunch 2021


Over the years, the Soil Association investigated the food served to children in 21 of the biggest and most popular high street chains across the UK. 

They uncovered a glaring lack of variety and creativity in children’s menus, with healthy eating made difficult by the dominance of chicken nuggets, burgers and sausages, and restaurants failing to provide parents and children with what they want and deserve.

The Out to Lunch campaign is returning this summer, and the Soil Association will be taking to the streets with an army of parents to review the same chains.

They will be revealing which have made improvement to their children’s menu, which are supporting families to eat well, and which are guilty of continuing to fuel an unhealthy food culture.

Volunteer as a restaurant critic

If you’re a parent, then the Soil Association needs your help. 

By volunteering as a restaurant critic you can help to transform children’s food on the high street. You don’t need to be an expert, just willing to work with us to survey two restaurants during the summer holidays in July and August this year. Volunteers will have their children’s meals paid for and will be kept up to date with all the latest campaign news.

If you’d like to volunteer as a restaurant critic please complete this short survey to confirm your interest.

With your support, we can shine a spotlight on the high street and transform children’s food for the better.