A new children’s menu aimed at inspiring healthy eating will be introduced by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).
IHG has joined forces with Nutrition Australia to develop a new menu specifically designed for children, and featuring healthier food options for its juvenile guests.
The new healthy menu will be launched next year at Holiday Inn hotels in Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), and has been designed to offer youngsters a fun and delicious meal selection, and enhance the guest experience for travelling families.
A variety of meat, fruit, dairy and whole grains will be included in the flavoursome and colourful meals, giving parents the opportunity to enjoy family meals with confidence that their children are eating a nutritious, well balanced fare.
IHG Vice President of Food & Beverage Phil Broad said, “A big part of any family holiday is the food your kids eat. With this new partnership, we’ll be able to provide a wider variety of healthy options for kids – much more than just the standard burgers, pastas and chips – options which are going to be more nutritious, whilst presented in a fun way. It’s also important that what we serve caters for regional tastes too, so working with a partner like Nutrition Australia will be key in ensuring that local additions are delicious and good for the little ones.
“Mealtimes can sometimes be stressful from a parent’s point of view so we also want kids to have fun during their meals by engaging them in the entire dining experience – from how they are greeted when they enter the restaurant, to how the menu looks and what utensils they use at our Holiday Inn hotels.”
Lucinda Hancock, Executive Officer, Nutrition Australia Victorian 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 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.”