A 2013 Safefood survey of 180 eating establishments (pubs, cafes, restaurants, fast food outlets) found children’s menus very limited. Almost one in three didn’t offer a main course alternative to battered fish fingers/chicken nuggets/burgers or pizza. About 40% exclusively provided chips with the main meal — availability of lower fat alternatives like mashed potato or rice was limited. And less than half of the menus listed vegetables.
[Helen O’Callaghan - The Irish Examiner, 21 March 2015.]