Disney is bananas over Chiquita
Disney Vacation Guide: Eating healthy in Disney World
In February 2010, Disney World started collaborating with First Lady Michelle Obama to support her “Let’s Move” campaign with the goal of creating a healthier generation. Prior to that, however, back in 2006, Disney started making a conscious effort to promote healthier lifestyles and nutrition for children and families by implementing groundbreaking nutritional guidelines giving parents and kids much healthier eating options throughout the parks and resorts. You can find fresh fruits and vegetables all over Disney.
The Walt Disney Company isn’t the only corporation concerned with helping young children make healthier eating choices. Over the weekend, Chiquita Brands International Inc. brought bunches of bananas, apple slices and lots of other nutritious snacks to Disney’s Magic Kingdom where they proceeded to give them away!
Chiquta CEO, Fernando Aguirre, was there with Miss Chiquita and twenty children from a local Boys and Girls Club who had their park admission paid for that day by Chiquita.
This was done as part of a March 18 ribbon cutting where Chiquita celebrated its partnership with the Disney World Resort.
“At Chiquita, our mission is to help improve world nutrition. I cannot think of a better way to do that, than helping educate consumers of all ages about the benefits of proper nutrition and making our products even more accessible to children at their favorite vacation destination, the Walt Disney World Resort.”
Along with providing Disney with its bananas, fresh apple slices and crisp salads, Chiquita sponsors Epcot’s popular Living with the Land attraction.
Living With the Land
There’s a very good chance that you won’t think about food the same way after this gentle 14-minute boat ride takes you through several different nations’ agricultural advances and experimental plant growing environments. You’ll sail past tropical greenhouses where bananas, peanuts and rice are grown and see the Aquacell’s alligators and catfish as you float along.
Learn how new concepts are being tested to enhance food production and see the actual greenhouse where many vegetables are grown for use in Epcot restaurants.
Habit Heroes Exhibit Remains Closed
Early in February, Disney launched a new Epcot attraction with the intention of encouraging children to make healthy lifestyle choices and to get more physically active.
Habit Heroes closed less than a month after its “soft opening” after overwhelming negative feedback from guests who felt the attraction was doing more to shame overweight children than it was doing to encourage healthy habits.
What is your favorite healthy snack to prepare for children?