The new Mickey Check icon will help parents and kids easily find healthy options on Disney menus around the parks, resorts, and also at retail locations outside of Disney properties. Despite the predominance of hamburgers, fries, and soft drinks found throughout Disney World menus, it is possible to eat healthy and keep your body fueled for all the fun activities during your vacation. An interactive Mickey Check site gets kids involved with making healthy choices and also features a listing of the nutritional guidelines for the program.
According to the Disney Parks Blog: Choices that receive the Mickey Check must meet Disney Nutrition Guidelines that limit calories, saturated fat, sodium and sugar. For the Disney chefs, it’s been a fun challenge to tweak menus. For example, Blue Bayou in Disneyland park now offers seared salmon, spaghetti, broccolini and fresh fruit for kids. At Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada Pavilion at Epcot, there’s grilled sirloin with green beans and brown rice. (Kids’ Complete Meals must be ordered without substitutions and include at least three of the following food groups: fruits and vegetables; low-fat dairy; whole grains or lean protein, beans, eggs and nuts.)