http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...home-headlinesDisney Cleans Plate of Junk Food
Concern for kids' health will spur new menus at theme parks and alter licensing tie-ins.
By Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
October 17, 2006
The Incredibles Pop-Tarts are out, and Nemo water and Disney Garden apples are in.
Walt Disney Co. said Monday that it would start lending its characters' names mainly to healthful foods, cheering activists who have faulted the entertainment industry for contributing to childhood obesity. Disney said it would essentially follow federal guidelines for children's diets. In its parks, it will replace French fries and soda in kids' meals with vegetables and juice.