Theme park nutrition made easy with Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living

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Mickey Check (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Mickey Check (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Disney Vacation Guide to the Magic of Healthy Living

We have sung the praises of Disney World’s commitment to providing its guests with healthy options in its theme parks for quite some time. However, Disney has recently taken even greater steps in helping to create a more healthy future for this generation of guests.

The Magic of Healthy Living

Disney World has started placing strict guidelines around what sort of foods are sold around the parks. New nutritional guidelines throughout Disney will aim to reduce sugar, sodium and saturated fat.

In a very bold – and highly applauded – move, Disney has also announced that throughout the entertainment mogul’s TV, radio and online programming, there will no longer be junk food sponsors.

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Support

Disney has been a key supporter of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign which is targeted towards fixing the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. Obama, in turn, is a key supporter of these efforts that Disney is making to serve children healthier food.

Mickey Check

Get familiar with the blue circle around a golden Mickey with a green check mark on top. This is the “Mickey Check” symbol which is intended as a tool to make it easier for parents to identify which food items are nutritious choices. The Mickey Check will be featured on Disney Magic of Living approved options on foods and menu items in Disney parks. By the end of this year, you will start seeing the symbol on licensed food products and online recipes at Disney.com.

Disney anticipates that food products will all meet these new standards by 2015.

Tell us…

Do you like to eat healthy on vacation, or do you prefer to indulge?