It’s going to become a recognized symbol on quick-service menus at various locations across Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort – the Mickey Check. The Mickey Check debuted on kids’ menus at Be Our Guest Restaurant earlier this month, and will appear on Disney table-service menus in January 2013.
Part of the Disney Magic of Healthy Living initiative, the tool was created to make it easier to identify nutritious choices that address family needs. In order to receive the Mickey Check, kids’ meals and other items must meet Disney Nutrition Guidelines. The Disney Nutrition Guidelines align to the U. S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans and focus on contributing to a nutritious diet, encouraging kid appropriate portions (with calorie criteria) and limiting nutrients to avoid (e.g. sodium, sugar, saturated fat, trans fat).
Kids’ Complete Meals must include at least three of the following food groups: fruits and vegetables; low-fat dairy; whole grains; or lean protein, beans, eggs and nuts. At lunch and dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant, the kids’ meals choices include Mickey turkey meatloaf, a carved turkey sandwich, seared mahi mahi and whole-grain macaroni. To meet Disney Nutrition Guidelines, kids’ complete meals must be ordered with no substitutions.
More information is online at www.disneymickeycheck.com.
I want to order off of the kids menu !!!!!
Fantastic news! It has been nice to find healthier options throughout the parks and great to know that the trend will continue. We are fortunate that our daughter is not picky and will try new things (especially when they are Mickey shaped!). Thanks for the diversity and better nutrition.
Wonderful news. So nice to see such corporate responsibility in action.
It would be nice if there were child sized portions of the regular adult menu choices. My kids don’t like the standard kids meal fair and want items off the adult menu. Right now we often get an adult meal that they share but that means they have to agree on something, which doesn’t always happen. The choices on the kids meals are getting better from just a few years ago, but they are still not the same offerings as the adult menu, they are typically completely different items catering to picky eaters, assuming all children are picky eaters and won’t eat the same offerings as the adults.
Having eaten at Be Our Guest, believe you me when I say the food there is AWESOME. Soooooooooooo good. Picky eater or not, it’s the best food I’ve had at the parks outside of Epcot.
Christopher, I think you are in the minority here. There are a large number of annual pass holders that visit Disneyland and Disney World on a regular basis. I wish they would expand it to the adult menus and even better would be to provide the nutritional values to those who want it.
Ok, I amy be in the minority here, but really when people are on vacation, they are on vacation. While it is nice to have the healthier options, the problem I have is that Disney has been removing a lot of the other less healthy options.
And then they don’t provide very many dessert options for diabetics at Disneyland, even when you contact them about special dietary needs, there is still no option at many table service locations or they only offer fruit or sorbet. There are many options for sweeteners that are diabetic friendly, including many all natural ones, so why not use them?
Bottom line, please leave it up to us to decide how healthy we want to eat on vacation, but give us actual CHOICES.
We’re very glad for the healthy options at Walt Disney World, but to be honest, I’m a bit concerned about the kid’s menu at Be Our Guest. I honestly don’t see anything my little guy will eat. Can the kitchen staff make any modifications for picky eaters?
What about the Apple icon you used for years starting in the 90’s? Why reinvent the wheel?
Wonderful! Disney are checking all the boxes, really making it the greatest place on Earth!!
Any plans to create a similar initiative for adult menus? Great work!
YAY! I thrilled to have more diverse and nutritional offerings on the kids’ menu. Most day’s my child would pick the meatloaf or turkey over chicken nuggets & pizza – and I may order from this menu myself!