By Sue Lewis
September 4, 2014
|What’s in your menu for me and my family? The conscientious consumer is asking this question when making dining choices. Parents trying to create positive eating habits and be role models for their children are looking for fresh, healthy options that go beyond apple slices and grapes. Offering children the chance to personalize their “combo” has proven to be a successful driver to healthier choices in some establishments. Rather than a set menu, a list of healthy options are portrayed on the menu, often ahead of the less-healthy choice.|
Children are exposed to a growing number of diverse foods and flavours at home, and families will look for these options when dining out. Many families are looking for smaller portions of the adult menu rather than a separate kids menu, which can often feature deep-fried, high-fat foods, as a choice for their children.