The WRAP recommendations on chips were greeted with hostility by the restaurant trade, which said it was impossible for waiters to tell customers to order short portions, because the customers would think the restaurant was trying to short-change them and diners would resent the implication that they were too fat.It's not that WRAP are unaware of this little fly in the ointment, mind you:
...the document, Understanding Out Of Home Consumer Food Waste, warned: 'Any messages or communication initiatives developed need to be stealthy and subtle, as diners do not want to be told what to do when out enjoying themselves nor do they want to think about food waste when eating out.'But then, when you're paid handsomely for the pleasure of telling everyone else what to do, I suppose you get used to it...
Nor is it the only barmy suggestion:
Stealth menu suggestions made by the WRAP research include portion sizes marked by three chillies...Already a recognised symbol for how hot a dish is!
...by numbers of scoops, by different sized plates, or by a three bear system in which different-scale meals would be called mummy bear, baby bear and daddy bear.*speechless*
The former £80 a year quango is under a bit of a cloud:
Its budget is now down to £30million and has been under review in the early months of this year.There's a good saving to be had there, Cameron. Why not take it?