Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts is launching an revolutionary new culinary idea this month particularly for its youngest diners: FoodieKiDS. The all-new youngsters’s menu is knowledgeable by international analysis, through which greater than 5,500 dad and mom of kids underneath 12 years outdated, from six totally different markets, have been interviewed about their youngsters’s consuming habits. The in depth included respondents from the U.S., U.Okay., Russia, Germany, Saudi Arabia and U.A.E.
In keeping with the research, 77 p.c of oldsters assume that resorts around the globe want to offer extra wholesome choices on children’ menus. In the meantime, 79 p.c of oldsters stated that a beautiful, various and wholesome meals menu for youngsters would improve their expertise and provides them peace of thoughts that even on trip, they’re making the best decisions for his or her youngsters’s wellbeing. Dad and mom additionally stated that their youngsters have been almost definitely to eat junk meals with low dietary worth whereas on vacation, with the highest three most eaten meals globally for younger vacationers being pizza (44 p.c), rooster nuggets (35 p.c) and chips (32 p.c). Regardless of the restricted choices obtainable on many youngsters’s menus, nonetheless, 58 p.c of oldsters stated they nonetheless tried to make sure their youngsters ate one thing nutritious with each meal whereas on trip.
As well as, the analysis confirmed that 26 p.c of oldsters admit that their youngsters shrink back from attempting something that appears uncommon or that they haven’t heard of. Regardless of U.S.-based dad and mom attempting to encourage wholesome consuming, 36 p.c say they battle with the truth that unhealthy choices are too seen and are normally on show in a restaurant, so their youngsters see them and need to eat them. Thirty-seven p.c of oldsters say there are an absence of wholesome meals choices obtainable on youngsters’s menus, and 34 p.c say there’s a lack of selection and really restricted meals decisions for youngsters in eating places. Curiously, 27 p.c say the wholesome choices by no means look very appetizing and virtually one in 5 (18 p.c) say they don’t seem to be very imaginative.
Via the FoodieKiDS menu, Jumeirah has elevated the choices obtainable, offering dishes which can be each engaging and nutritious for his or her youngest diners. Jumeirah Group chief culinary officer Michael Ellis stated the brand new menus have been created with enter from youngsters. “We discovered that when ready and introduced in a solution to attraction to children, our dishes with extra fruit and veggies, wholemeal choices and fewer salt have been an enormous hit,” he stated in a press assertion.
The FoodieKiDS menu can be piloted on the group’s flagship household resort, Jumeirah Seaside Lodge, earlier than being rolled out throughout its wider portfolio. Within the leadup to the upcoming launch and past, Jumeirah Seaside Lodge is providing complimentary meals to children underneath 16 when staying with their dad and mom on the lodge from October 5 to October 31, 2020 on the Final Staycation package deal.
Notice: All Jumeirah resorts and eating places are strictly following the directives of the U.A.E. authorities and have in depth preventative measures in place for the security of all. All visitors may have their temperatures checked on arrival, can be required to put on masks when transiting public areas and should strictly adhere to social distancing measures.