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Mickey Check logo debuts at Disney theme parks

Shaun Thompson | Posted: Jan 22, 2013 | Updated: Jan 22, 2013 - 11:10:47 PM
The new "Mickey Check" logo designating healthy food options for kids is now being used company-wide at Disney's U.S. theme parks. This logo is a classic yellow Mickey head, with a green checkmark in the middle. Guests at Magic Kingdom's "Be Our Guest Restaurant" began seeing this on the children's menus earlier this month. The Mickey Check program is part of a larger initiative called "The Magic of Healthy Living" that set out specific guidelines for nutritional standards. The idea behind the Mickey Check is to make these healthy options easy to identify quickly. The Disney Nutrition Guidelines dictate the limitation of calories, saturated fat, sodium and sugar in certain foods.

According to the Disney Parks Blog, "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." On the Mickey Check website, there is a wealth of detailed information available about the specific items available under these guidelines.

Mickey Check items aren't just available at the theme parks; Disney-licensed foods are often available at your local grocery and qualifying recipes can be found on disney.com and family.com.


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