Just under two-thirds of consumers (62%) believe obesity is a major problem in Britain, and restaurant and pub chains should do more to tackle it and promote healthy eating, according to new research from Peach BrandTrack. However, the survey, which was carried out in July among 2,000 adults, found that while 58% of people want better nutritional information on all menus, just over a third, 36%, actually think restaurant and pub chains have already done enough to cater for those who want to eat healthily, against 28% that don’t. Another 36% don’t seem to have a view. The area where they believe pubs and restaurants should do more to tackle obesity and promote healthy eating was found to be fat reduction, followed by ‘offering more choice’. Only, 11% put salt reduction as the top priority. However, the research found that people are significantly more concerned about children’s diets than their own. In general they don’t welcome being told what to do, with 46% agreeing that ‘It is no business of Government to tell people what they should or shouldn’t eat’, against 29% who disagree with the statement. Only 27% think fast food advertising should be banned, for example, in contrast to 42% that wouldn’t back a ban. However, the majority (66%), want nutritional information to be compulsory on all children’s menus and for all children’s dishes, with 48% backing a ban on fast food and takeaway food shops being sited near schools, against 26% that don’t. When asked about their own healthy eating habits, just under a quarter (23%) of the public said they never chose healthy options when eating out, 25% always had sugar in tea or coffee (with another 16% saying sometimes) and 9% always added salt to food, with another 31% saying they sometimes did. When asked if “nutritional information should be compulsory on all children’s menus and for all children’s dishes”, Wagamama was found to be the brand with the most users who strongly agree ?(40%), followed by Caffe Nero (38%), Starbucks (36%), Costa (36%) and Jamie’s Italian, (36%). When asked if “I would like better nutritional information on all menus when eating out”, Ask was found to be the brand with the most users who strongly agree (35%), followed by Caffe Nero (34%), Eat (34%), Wagamama (33%) and?Costa (31%).