InterCon rolls out new kids? menu
?InterContinental Hotels Group partners with?Nutrition Australia?to launch a newly created Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts Kids? Menu across Asia, the Middle East and Africa (AMEA) regions. The menu features ?flavourful and playfully presented dishes to appeal to small ones? big imaginations.?
The menu was developed in partnership with Nutrition Australia, a non-profit organisation inspiring 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.
Criteria included ensuring 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.
A set of 34 main meals (including 12 regional dishes), seven desserts and 10 drinks have been developed to ensure that hotels from across the region can cater to local and international tastes. Each hotel hand-picks a small selection of dishes for their menu that is most suitable for the palates of their guests.
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, 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 Holiday Inn has always been its signature ?Kids Stay & Eat Free? programme. This new Holiday Inn Kids Menu is part of our work to enhance that programme by providing nutritious meals presented in a fun way.
?But it?s about more than just the food on their plates. This is part of a wider improvement in how we look after kids when they are eating in our restaurants, ensuring they have a fun dining experience from start to finish ? from how they are greeted when they enter the restaurant and how the menu looks, down to the colourful utensils they use.?