New Kids Menu Now at Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden and Jamison

Based on the success of the new Kids Menu at the Tuggeranong Southern Cross Club, we are pleased to announce that the new menu has now been rolled out to the Woden and Jamison Clubs.

“We’ve been encouraged by the launch at Tuggeranong. Sales of kids meals have increased 12 % since the launch of the new healthy menu options, so it was an easy decision for us to launch across our other venues at Jamison and Woden,” said CEO Ian Mackay.

Experts and researchers agree that the earlier healthier eating habits that can be established in children the better and the more likely they are to keep these standards later in life. Building on this knowledge, the Canberra Southern Cross Club, The Healthy Eating Hub and the University of Canberra recently collaborated on a study to discover what ACT parents were looking for in a healthier kids menu.

Canberra Southern Cross Club Executive Chef Anurag Gautam, along with Nutritionist Kate Freeman of the Healthy Eating Hub designed a new Healthier Kids Menu, based on their findings.

“We all want to see happier, healthier and more active kids and our new Kids Menu is a great way to help promote this goal,” commented Chef Gautam. “The beauty is, the food is delicious so we think kids will enjoy meals like this. The dishes are bright, colorful, interactive and most importantly, tasty.”

Kate Freeman, who lead the study, remarked, “I’m so excited the kids menu that I worked on with the Canberra Southern Cross Club is launching. I know that I can take my family out for dinner and have lots of delicious options for my kids to eat that are the perfect mix of nutrition and fun.”

The menu is designed around the idea of a “healthy treat” to make the meal fun and something to look forward to. The menu features new items, such as “Make your own Tacos” and the “Whole Foods Tasting Plate”, healthier versions of classic favourites such as Spag Bol with our new secret beefy bolognaise sauce.

A few of the “traditional” kids items remain such as fish and chips. This is in response to the research revealing that parents are happy for kids to have a “treat” meal from time to time.

The new menu will be available from Tuesday, 1 August, 2017, at CSCC Woden, Tuggeranong and Jamison at the members price of $8.90 proving that healthier meal options can also be good value.

About the Research:
The research was conducted based on the responses of 855 Canberra-based parents, and found that over 80% of parents surveyed feel that it’s important that healthy options are available on a restaurant’s kids menu. 59% of respondents listed “it’s a treat” as their reason for eating out with children. 34% of respondents also indicated that flexibility for food intolerances and allergies was an important factor in a kids menu, which has been catered for in new items such as the “Make your own Tacos” or the “Whole Foods Tasting Plate”.