In an effort to make it easier for parents to identify healthy menu options for their children, Disney Cruise Line is now offering Mickey Check meals in rotational dining restaurants aboard all four Disney ships.
To receive the Mickey Check, foods must be nutritious and meet Disney Nutrition Guidelines for calories, saturated fat, sodium and sugar. These guidelines were developed by child health experts and align to best-in-class dietary guideline recommendations, Disney Cruise Line said in a release. A complete Mickey Check kids' meal, for example, includes three or more nutritious food groups (such as vegetables, whole grains, lean protein), has limited added sugar and does not have any trans fats.
"More and more families are looking for healthier options when they travel, and with Mickey Check, we've made it easy for them to identify these choices on our menus," said Ozer Balli, vice president of hotel operations for Disney Cruise Line.
The Mickey Check is used at various locations throughout Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, on Disney-licensed food products sold at retail and on qualifying recipes on Disney.com. The Mickey Check is a part of the Disney Magic of Healthy Living commitment that launched in 2006.