Water instead of soda, fruit over fries

Disney is offering new, healthier food options with meals, and people are taking notice. In Water instead of soda, fruit over fries: Restaurants are making nutrition more palatable for kids, the OCR recently reported similar findings to Dr. James Hill.

“A lot of families stuck with the defaults, and Disney was able to improve the nutritional quality without inhibiting parents’ choice,” said Jessica Almy, an attorney overseeing nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, D.C.

Read Dr. Hill’s analysis on kid’s meal sales data at Disney.

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New Theme Park Healthy Food Options Widely Accepted

Are you and your family headed out to Disney World for spring break this year? You might be (pleasantly) surprised to find some new, healthier sides and beverages with your kids’ meals at each of the 145 restaurants throughout the theme park.

This change to the kid’s meal doesn’t increase the purchase price – only what’s provided within it. By default, the french fry sides have been replaced by fruits or vegetables and sodas have been replaced with low-fat milk or water.

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