Getting children to eat can sometimes be very stressful for us parents, as we coax and make aeroplane noises, use the pudding as a motivation or downright beg them to eat something, anything!!! So its a relief when hotels realise how hard it is for us and come up with a suitable menu to entice those picky eaters, with lots of tasty options to encourage them (that are still healthy). Luckily eldest is now showing signs of sitting and eating nicely but youngest is a completely different story...
I read the press release with hope, I wish everywhere we stayed took such care and attention to the children staying with them. Luckily the place mat is also covered with a few quick games for them to play, as I find it difficult to get them to sit still. Youngest has always had a "different" approach to dining, when he was very little, he licked his plate clean (when he used to eat properly before he hit his picky phase!) and then threw it on the floor - I soon learnt the value of plastic plates!!!
"A bespoke children’s menu has been launched by QHotels to ensure children staying and dining at its hotels can choose from a range of nutritious and tasty meals. The initiative is in response to customer feedback and government plans to encourage children to eat healthier.
‘The Quackers’ children’s menu aims to encourage children to take an interest in food and opens up their taste buds to some mouth-watering and delicious meals. Melon with raspberry sauce and strawberry, cheddar cheese and baby spinach leaf salad are just two of the delicious starters on offer, giant salmon fish finger and fajitas encourage children to be adventurous and mixed fruit kebab and banana split are two healthy dessert options.
Matt Wood, Food and Beverage manager at QHotels, said: “We want to ensure that parents have confidence that their children are eating a healthy and well-balanced diet when they are away from home.
“We have worked with our chefs to launch The Quackers menu which introduces healthy and delicious meals. We have been conscious to include tasty vegetarian options and also cater for children who are gluten intolerant.”
QHotels is committed to ensuring menus are not only mouth-watering and extremely tasty but also healthy and low in fat and sugar. Matt continues: “We appreciate that children like sweeter options but we are conscious of encouraging children to try a mixture of flavours.”
With the October half term holiday only a few weeks away QHotels is encouraging families to take an autumnal break that won’t break the bank. Families can save up to 40 per cent on a two-night stay which would be ideal for keeping the kids entertained. With The Quackers menu dining at QHotels is not only affordable, it’s also ensured to keep children fit and healthy.
All 21 QHotels across the country have introduced The Quackers menu and up to two children can stay and eat for free during October half term. For more information visit www.QHotels.co.uk/Quackers."