InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has partnered with Nutrition Australia to launch a newly-created Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts Kids' Menu, across the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. Featuring flavourful and playfully presented dishes to appeal to small ones' big imaginations, the new menu has been created with nutrition at its heart, so parents can rest assured knowing their kids are being fed well.
The new menu has been 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.
Some of the 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. 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), 7 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.
Nithya Rajasekaran is a software engineer turned blogger who loves diverse cuisine and creative food presentation.know more