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  • Disney Parks to Serve Healthier Foods - w/ Details (Merged)

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    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...TL&type=health

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    Re: Disney Parks to Serve Healthier Foods - w/ Details

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    As long as they don't do anything to the fried chicken at Plaza Inn, the gingerbread cookies at Blue Ribbon, the DOLE WHIPS, and the CHURROS....then heck, they can do whatever they want!!!!


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    • #3
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      I can see it now,

      'Here at Munch Inc., our Foodologists are working hard to keep your 3-9 year old children full and healthy.'
      Kid: "I'm full!"
      Foodologist: "Genius!"
      -Monorail Man

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      • #4
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        Finally! I'm sure they won't loose anything good, they'll just need to reformulate a few things and finally loose the off-theme McDonalds.

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        • #5
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          Okay, so I'm at my desk thinking about this statement:

          Originally posted by paulthespecialist View Post
          The company was "well aware of the huge responsibility we have, given our reach and our ability to impact people's behavior and opinions,"
          No, it's not Disney's responsibility, it's the parents & caregivers.

          ....
          .....that is all...:whistling


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          • #6
            Re: Disney Parks to Serve Healthier Foods - w/ Details

            I like it! Yes, we have (and parents have) the responsibility to choose healthy food, but when there are few options available, then what's a girl to do?

            I absolutely commend making healthier food available.
            I pledge allegiance to the Earth, one planet, many gods, and to the universe in which she spins.

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            • #7
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              I'm all for more healthy choices, but still want the Disneyland special goodies too!
              I think being able to have the choices are important, we like to combine our generally healthy choices, with the fun stuff on our trips, and we would love to have that option in the park.
              Goin around the world...and back to Disneyland!

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              • #8
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                As far as not kids menus go, it will be nice to know that TransFats have been eliminated from the parks. SO in January.... huzzah!

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                • #9
                  Disney to serve healthier food at parks

                  Very interesting news...

                  This is from Yahoo news: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061016/...mhuBHNlYwNtdHM-

                  LOS ANGELES: By GARY GENTILE, AP Business Writer - The Walt Disney Co. will begin serving more nutritionally balanced meals at its domestic theme parks and will sign movie and other endorsement deals only with restaurants that limit fat and sugar in menu items, the company said Monday.

                  Trans fats will be eliminated from meals at domestic parks by the end of next year, and will not be included in licensed and promotional products by 2008, Disney said.

                  Disney CEO Robert Iger said the move came in response to comments from parents about the eating habits of their children.

                  The company was "well aware of the huge responsibility we have, given our reach and our ability to impact people's behavior and opinions," Iger told The Associated Press from Singapore, where he was on business.
                  Given the increased attention to healthier eating, "it was the right thing to do," he said.

                  Disney said it would implement the new guidelines over the next several years as current contracts expire.

                  Iger said the company also sees a business opportunity in promoting and licensing healthier products, ranging from breakfast cereals to the children's meals it serves at its 11 worldwide theme parks.

                  The entertainment giant currently licenses characters to Indianapolis-based produce distributor Imagination Farms LLC to provide fruits and vegetables for the Disney Garden brand.

                  Other large consumer products companies also are pushing healthier eating.

                  McDonald's Corp. has been adding more salads and fruit to its menus, while Wendy's International Inc. recently said it would switch to cooking french fries and breaded chicken items with non-hydrogenated oil.
                  Last month, theFederal Communications Commission

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                  • #10
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                    I think Disney should be commended for taking this step. This isn't necessarily a profitable move, but long term is a responsible move that is good for their image and the health of kids.

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                    • #11
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                      Sorry folks... paulthespecialist beat me to this...

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                      • #12
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                        I think it's a great idea! While I love DL food, I think that there should be healthier options on the menu. But they should keep everything else (except for the McDonalds - serve the fries from Orleans Cafe - instead!).
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                        • #13
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                          My kids actually don't like french fries (I know, go figure) I'd love to see carrots and apple slices as options.
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                          • #14
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                            Does this mean the McDonald's Fry Wagon in Frontierland will be no more?
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                            • #15
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                              Little red wagon corn dogs are healthy right? Please say yes! I need my dogs!
                              "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."

                              -Mark Twain

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                              • #16
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                                Alright! More people headed to Downtown Disney for a decent tasting meal. House of Blues, Jazz Kitchen and Rainforest Café is gonna love this.

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                                • #17
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                                  Speaking of Healthier foods..I was at the park yesterday in the candy palace and candy Kitchen and I saw that they sale Mickey Engery Bars, Trail mix, Nuts and i want to say dried Fruit or some sort of a Fruit snacks . I dont know how long these have been sold in the park but it was my first time seeing them yesterday. I think its pretty cool they sold this kind of stuff, it was nice to see.

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Disney Parks to Serve Healthier Foods - w/ Details

                                    Definitely a step in the right direction, and good to see. And while yes, parents do have the ultimate responsibility, companies such as Disney share responsibility too through the way their products are produced and marketed.

                                    And, after looking in my own mirror, and at various other folk in the parks, dare I say the children are not the only ones who could benefit.

                                    And I think that a vegetarian-dominant menu restaurant could do quite nicely in DTD, or a part of the "California Adventure"... I've eaten in many such restaurants, and if done well the food is quite good!

                                    --Barry
                                    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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                                    • #19
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                                      Originally posted by Radiobarry View Post
                                      And, after looking in my own mirror, and at various other folk in the parks, dare I say the children are not the only ones who could benefit.
                                      I was actually thinking the same thing when I first read the thread! I just did not dare say it
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                                      • #20
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                                        Ooh, let's hope that means a garden of vegetarian delights.

                                        Hey, now THERE is an idea for an attraction!

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