The ability to provide more nutritious meals for your children while on vacation just became a little easier!
Disney has started rolling out The Mickey Check on counter service menus across both Disney World and Disneyland resorts.
The Mickey Check will give parents a recognizable shortcut to identifying meals that meet the Disney Nutrition Guidelines, and expands upon the Disney Magic of Healthy Living initiative. This aims to provide nutritious options and kid-appropriate portions.
Following the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Disney Nutrition Guidelines also encourage the limitation of sodium, sugar, and saturated and trans fats.
To meet these guidelines, meals carrying The Mickey Check must contain at least three of the following:
- fruits and vegetables
- low-fat dairy
- whole grains
- lean protein, beans, eggs, and/or nuts
But keep in mind, Responsible Grown-Ups: in order for your kids’ meals to adhere to the healthy guidelines, they must be ordered as they appear on the menu, without substitutions.
While The Mickey Check debuted at Be Our Guest during the recent unannounced “dress rehearsal” meals that have been served since earlier this month, guests at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort will begin to see the icon pop up on table service menus in January of next year.
What do you think of Disney’s commitment to providing healthier food for kids within its resorts?