Adults sailing with Disney Cruise Line now have an easier way to identify healthier menu choices for children. As part of Disney’s commitment to make healthy living simpler and more fun for families, Mickey Check meals are now offered in rotational dining restaurants across the fleet.
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 leading child health experts and align to best-in-class dietary guideline recommendations. 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.
The menus have been available on the ship for at least a few weeks. Craig L, a reader sent in six of the seven menus from a February sailing on the Disney Magic. These have been added to the Children’s Menu collection. A sample of the Mickey Check options are below.
The Mickey Checks are also included on DCL’s Navigator App.
“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. “Disney is known for exceptional, innovative and fun dining experiences at its parks and resorts around the world. And dining aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship delivers on the trust, quality and promise guests expect. Now, with the Mickey Check, our expert chefs are taking healthy food and making it fun and delicious for our youngest guests.”
Immersive dining experiences at Disney Parks and on Disney cruise ships blend cuisine with storytelling in a way that only Disney can. Whether it’s a quick meal on the go, a character dining experience or an exquisite adults-only dinner at Remy, cruise guests will find a range of food and beverage options to satisfy their exotic, health conscious and even comfort-food tastes.
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. For more information about Mickey Check and the Magic of Healthy Living, visit DisneyMickeyCheck.com.
Special thanks to @StorybookDestination for providing screenshots from the Navigator App.
Fantastic. I will be using this during our next cruise. Well done DCL.
These sound terrific! So glad my kid has something besides mac and cheese and an ice cream bar to choose from. He may actually want to try a couple of these meals!
Have you ever considered ordering from the adult menu?
Now, if we could get DCL to have nutritional values available for adult food!
In a round about way they do with the Lighter Note Offering portion of the menu.