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Westin

2017 Progress Report

Year Committed: 2016
Length of Commitment: 2 years

Committed to implementing nutrition guidelines for their “Eat Well Menu for Kids” children menu that limit the amount of calories, fat, sodium and added sugars while encouraging foods like lean protein, whole grains, low-fat or nonfat dairy, vegetables and fruit.

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    • Commitment Element

      Westin will implement the nutrition standards by May 2018, so that all new and current recipes for the Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids meet updated nutrition guidelines.
    • Progress To Date

      As of April 1, 2014, the Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids became the Westin brand standard for all children's menus. Through its Brand Program Guide, Westin ensures all children's meals feature whole grains, low-fat dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and heart healthy fats while limiting added sugar and sodium. All children's menu recipes adhere to guidelines for calories, total fat, saturated fat and sodium and soft drinks are not permitted on the Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids. Westin tracks compliance through its internal quality assurance process.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2018
    • Reporting Date

      September 2017
    • Commitment Element

      All Westin hotels will be instructed that the Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids will only include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert menu options from the recipes that meet the Westin Nutrition Guidelines by June, 1 2018.
    • Progress To Date

      All Westin hotels feature a Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids that provides a minimum of three breakfast items, six lunch and dinner items and two dessert items, that meet Westin Nutrition Criteria, in at least one all-day dining restaurant.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2018
    • Reporting Date

      September 2017
    • Commitment Element

      By June 2017, all Westin hotels will be instructed that soda will not be featured on the Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids.
    • Progress To Date

      The Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids Brand Program Guide, dated October 2016, instructs all Westin hotels that Soft Drinks are not permitted on children's menus. All Westin Eat Well Menu's for Kids reviewed were free of soda or soft drinks.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2017
    • Reporting Date

      September 2017

Partner Statement

“Westin Hotels & Resorts ensures its littlest travelers can eat nutritious and delicious food on the road—making both parents and kids happy. In 2016, Westin launched a global competition, Mission: Delicious, to reinvent recipes for the brand’s Eat Well Menu for Kids. Hotel associates had six weeks to demonstrate their creativity and recreate the kids’ menu for today’s smallest global guests.

"Properties embraced this competition and celebrated the importance of healthy eating for children. For instance, The Westin Palace Madrid hosted the winner of Masterchef Junior to test recipes developed by the hotels associates; The Westin Harbour Castle engaged a junior reporter to interview the executive chef on the inspiration behind his submission; and The Westin Bonaventure created an internal competition where each of their chefs had to create 3 dishes that were taste-tested by a panel of 10 children.

"Once finalized, teams submitted their entries—over 180 unique recipes from 74 properties globally– to experts at PHA and SuperChefs™. Over thirty five recipes were selected to be included in the brand’s Eat Well Menu for Kids recipe repository. Hotels have since updated their menus to include these new selections.”