At present there are over 300,000 Irish children who are classified as overweight or obese, and the epidemic is growing at a rate of 10,000 new cases every year. The current and predicted future healthcare costs attributed to the obesity epidemic will cripple an already over stretched health service.
Offering kids a “special” and different restaurant menu doesn’t make any sense! Children should eat the same food as adults, just in smaller quantities. Many kids also have quite discerning palates and would prefer to choose a meal from the restaurant’s full menu.
NutriCount™ will work with restaurants to roll out and support the ”Kids Size Me” initiative by the Restaurants Association of Ireland, where appropriate portion sizes will be made available for their younger diners!