Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa recently announced the launch of a new, innovative menu, “For Kids By Kids,” which provides nutritious, fresh and interactive offerings for children. The menu was developed in association with the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA).
The “For Kids By Kids” menu was tasted, tested and approved by Arizona kids, including 11-year-old cooking enthusiast Haile Thomas from Tucson, who is spearheading a campaign for healthy eating through her online cooking show, Kids Can Cook.
Hyatt’s food and beverage team worked with Haile and her peers to make sure menu items meet the brand’s standards for nutrition and quality, and also are fun. Through its research, Hyatt learned that kids today have a greater level of sophistication in their taste preferences, but also enjoy items with which they can interact. New menu offerings will present a creative way for kids to engage with their food, such as customizing their own pasta dishes and “shaking” their own salads.
Sample items from the new resort “For Kids By Kids” menu include:
Breakfast: Top Your Own Taco, a whole wheat tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, cheese and fun toppings; Waffle Dipping Sticks with peanut butter, maple syrup and fruit sauces.
Lunch: Shaken Chopped Salad with roasted chicken, vegetables, brown rice and yogurt basil dressing; Build Your Own Whole Wheat Sub Sandwich with turkey, lettuce, tomato, cheese on a whole wheat mini-sub. (These are also available during dinner hours.)
Dinner: Natural Beef grilled and served with potatoes, roasted vegetables and garden salad; Vegetable and Sesame Rice Noodles with marinated tofu, corn, green beans, basil and cherry tomatoes.
In September, Hyatt will launch HyattFlavorJourney, a website where kids and parents can learn more about “For Kids By Kids” and enjoy games and activities. Guests can use a QR code on their menu to link to the site.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale also now offers a three-course organic menu for children developed exclusively by renowned food pioneer and chef Alice Waters, founder of the Edible Schoolyard Project. The menu features a full organic meal, including a salad, chicken entrée and a dessert.
And there’s one more option: Children who prefer to eat the same meal as their parents can order a half portion off the regular menu at half the price. 800-55-HYATT or scottsdale.hyatt.com.