Disney Shuts down obesity exhibit after critics complain. Suggestions for healthy theme park food?
An interesting article. What would be your suggestions for corporate theme parks to encourage healthy eating?
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For most theme park goers who are after a fun time, the draw of their gorgeous, decadent donuts is probably enough--the fact that they are baked, vegan and allergy-friendly is just a bonus. People are becoming more aware about food and as a result the demand for better quality ingredients is on the rise.
Homer would definitely approve.
I'm getting off track here too..I think the parks, and resturants and other places should offer smaller portions and not promote their foods as 'good for you' but rather, Hey! it's Good to EAT. With little to no health claims on the menu or packaging. Eating shouldn't be 'medicine' or a chore, but a pleasure. Not a game show chow down or something to eat just to get through the day.
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But in my childhood, it was 'meals'..and food wasn't medicine. We'd have raw tomatoes (with dressing) and green spring onions, soaked in vinegar..to eat raw with salt dip...along with fried chicken etc for Sunday dinner. And lots of greens with bacon fat.
And fresh peaches from the orchard with ice cream. Raw food is good, so don't over react to that.
Portions are crazy now in resturants. Either they're very large, or little works of arts for a bulimic super-model with a cocaine habit.
I think it's the lack of balance in foods today...and people that key in on a special 'evil of the day' substance.
The true villains would be the parents IMHO. I like Disney and have been many times...but the buffets are stupid expensive.
And putting down 30 bucks for a breakfast buffet you really want to get your money worth.
Maybe an option for breakfast places where you could simply purchase a 8 inch small plate. Instead of filling multiple 'free' plates.
Like a roller bar sushi or Tapis place.
Of course we food enthusiasts aren't that much better when it comes to un-healthy eating. The Craze of smoked meats, pork bellies, Julia Child's recipes, which frankly are very equal to Paula Dean's stuff for fat/butter/creme and deserts filled with sugar.
And the wild swinging pendulum of raw food craze and veganism.
For me it's been to the point I rarely go out to eat anymore, because the portions are so huge, not so much for weight control..but I just can't stomach large portions.