Holiday Inn to roll out new ‘Kids Menu’

InterContinental Hotels Group has partnered with Nutrition Australia to launch a newly-created Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts Kids Menu, across the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. The new menu inspires healthy eating through nutrition education, information and advisory services. Menus are based on a criteria developed by Nutrition Australia s Accredited Practising Dietitians, to ensure that all the Kids Menu dishes are nutritionally-balanced. Some of the criteria to ensure all meals contain a nutritious balance of foods from the core food groups are; low in saturated (bad) fats, low in added sugar and salt; promote food variety; and reflect current standards and dietary guidelines.

All meals will provide a balance of vegetables, meat and wholegrain foods plus fruit or dairy where relevant, offering a variety of colours, flavours and textures to educate and encourage kids to enjoy healthy eating. A set of 34 main meals (including 12 regional dishes), seven desserts and 10 drinks have been developed in total to ensure that hotels from across the region can cater to local and international tastes. Each hotel hand-picks a smaller selection of dishes for their menu that is most suitable for the palates of their guests. Some of the dishes on offer include Veggie Pitta Burger, Sushi Rolls, Nacho Bowl, Chicken Noodles, DIY Falafels and for dessert kids choose from favourites such as Apple Crumble, Fruit Popsicle and Banana Split, made with yoghurt instead of ice cream.

Lee Lin Teo, Brand Marketing director, Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Brand Family, AMEA, IHG said: We know that travelling can make it hard for families to find healthy food for kids on the go. Part of the family appeal of Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn has always been its signature Kids Stay & Eat Free programme. This new Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Kids Menu is part of our work to enhance that programme by providing nutritious meals presented in a fun way. Lucinda Hancock, chief executive officer, Nutrition Australia Vic Division said: Good nutrition is essential for good health at all ages. For children, it is particularly important because healthy eating habits are often formed during childhood.

It s great to see Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn taking the initiative to ensure there are nutritious, delicious and fun foods available for kids to enjoy when holidaying, and we are thrilled to be a part of this exciting collaboration, she said.

The Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Kids Menu will be available in all Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn hotels and resorts across Asia, Middle East and Africa by the end of 2015.

Guests can book rooms and make the most of the Kids Eat & Stay Free programme via the Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn website www.holidayinn.com. TradeArabia News Service

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