Disney Slimming Down

Disney recently announced that it would completely overhaul it’s theme-park menu making all foods adhere to a non-junk food "threshold" by 2009.  Specifically the new guidelines will ensure that all foods sold on site…

"…contain less than 30 percent of calories from total fat (35 percent for snacks) less than 10 percent from saturated fat; and added sugar cannot be more than 10 percent of calories for main dishes; 25 percent of calories for snacks.  All trans fat will be banned by 2007 in restaurant foods, but not until 2008 will that take effect for licensed foods." ~ By Susan Burke MS, RD, LD/N, CDE, eDiets.com Chief Nutritionist

This is a great development.  I’m a little upset that it will take until 2009 to achieve this goal since I’m going there in a few weeks, but hey, it’s a noble and frankly, a smart decision. 

Too many adults are obese.  Way too many kids are obese.  Disney can’t be the happiest place on earth if it’s fill with the unhealthiest people on earth.  Perhaps other theme parks like Six Flags, Kings Dominion, Sea World and others will adapt the same guidelines as well.

Fingers crossed.

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One response to “Disney Slimming Down

  1. Unfortunately, however, these bans on trans-fats don’t really take them out of your food — they are allowed to label a food as “Zero Trans Fats” if there’s less than a gram in a serving. I picked up a box of cereal that was labled as such, and still read Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil in the ingredients. When I called Post about this, that was what they told me. Read your ingredient labels! If it’s partially or fully hydrogenated, it’s poison! ~~Lisa

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