Hyatt partners to provide healthier children’s menu

The Partnership for a Healthier America, which works with the private sector and honorary chairwoman U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama to solve the nation’s childhood obesity crisis, announced today at its inaugural Building a Healthier Future Summit that it has partnered with Hyatt Hotels Corp., Chicago, to improve the nutritional profile of food menus at full-service managed Hyatt properties across the country.

Menus at all Hyatt hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada will be enhanced following the most recent U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the MyPlate federal guidance, which targets children’s menus. In the next year, Hyatt will implement adjustments to its children’s menus, such as offering fruits or vegetables as the default side item and making nonfat or low-fat milk available with free refills. The new children’s meals will meet MyPlate standards and will ensure that food illustrations on all menus depict healthier options.

“We are honored and humbled to be recognized for our efforts to create healthier options for children at our hotels across the country,” said Chuck Floyd, COO, North America, for Hyatt. “We frequently hear from our guests that it’s quite difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle while on the road. We are committed to changing that.”