During the opening of Disney Magic of Healthy Living – The Weekend at Epcot, I sat down with Disney Culinary Dietary Specialist Gary Jones to discuss how Disney is refining its theme park food options to offer healthier menu items. We discussed what it takes to create healthy food choices that taste good and how that applies to quick service items, like chicken strips and french fries, which are notoriously greasy and unhealthy.
Here’s my complete interview with Disney Chef Gary Jones:
Throughout the weekend’s fun-filled opening ceremony, attendees were treated to a variety of healthy, but still flavorful dinner and dessert options, including selections from the menus of Jiko (at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge) and The Wave (at Disney’s Contemporary Resort):
Disney Magic of Healthy Living promotes living a healthier lifestyle by not only eating better but also staying active and having fun. Disney Channel stars and even First Lady Michelle Obama are part of Disney Magic of Healthy Living, acting as role models and encouraging families to live a healthier lifestyle.
Beyond the weekend event, anyone interested in learning how to eat and live a healthier life can visit Disney.com/healthymagic to watch videos and even get recipes.