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November 12, 2015

Disney Donates $1.5 Million to Feeding America to Promote Nationwide Access to More Nutritious Foods

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

In just a couple of weeks, families will gather to give thanks and spend time together. At Disney, we’re getting in the spirit of the season by saying thanks and giving back with Feeding America.

November 12, 2014

New 'Doc McStuffins' Shorts Inspire Families to Lead Healthier Lifestyles

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Encouraging kids to lead healthy lifestyles is an important part of the "Disney Magic of Healthy Living." Some of Disney’s most popular characters have lent their support in a variety of ways, and the latest face to join families as they try new foods and fun moves is Doc McStuffins.
November 3, 2014

Disney VoluntEARS Build New Playspace for Veterans' Families

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Last week, 140 VoluntEARS—a team that consisted of senior leaders, including Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, Heroes Work Here veterans and Golden Oak Ranch staff members—helped transform an empty lot in Santa Clarita, California, into a kid-designed playspace in less than eight hours. Habitat for Humanity volunteers, along with local residents and organizers from KaBOOM!, also lent a hand to make the project come to life. Located on a campus that’s home to veterans’ families, the playground was designed to help former service members and their loved ones make the transition to civilian life.
Topics: Citizenship
October 22, 2014

'Disney Magic of Healthy Living' Hits the Road with TRYathlon 2014

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Earlier this week, Amelia highlighted Disney Consumer Products’ latest—and scrumptious!—"Disney Magic of Healthy Living"-themed edible delights that were showcased at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Convention and Expo. To extend the initiative even further this month, Disney is inviting kids and families to attend its one-of-a-kind events in 11 communities across the U.S.
Topics: Citizenship
October 20, 2014

DCP Spreads the Magic of Healthy Living at the PMA Fresh Summit Convention and Expo

By Amelia Lukiman, Disney Consumer Products
"Disney Magic of Healthy Living" is a commitment carried across each of The Walt Disney Company's business segments and is dedicated to inspiring families and children to lead healthier lifestyles. The initiative helps parents by making nutritious eating and physical activity more appealing through engaging content, useful tools and unique experiences.
July 28, 2014

Disney Theatrical's "Get Up and Go" Features Dance Tutorial From Broadway's 'Newsies'

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
You can “Seize the Day” in more ways than one with a new dance tutorial from Disney’s hit Broadway musical "Newsies." The video, which debuted in mid-July, is part of Disney Theatrical’s new “Get Up and Go” Wellness Program and proves you don’t need to be on a Broadway stage to practice your fancy footwork and get fit. It features easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for some of the show’s spectacular Tony® Award-winning choreography by Christopher Gattelli.
November 21, 2013

Disney Consumer Products Triples Sales of Disney-Branded Fruits and Vegetables

By Amelia Lukiman, Disney Consumer Products
While strolling through your neighborhood supermarket you may notice some of your favorite Disney characters right next to you on a shelf or in an aisle thanks to the Company’s commitment to helping families make good nutritional choices for years. In 2006, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts debuted healthy meals and snacks that follow landmark nutritional guidelines and 2010 saw the launch of the Company-wide "Disney Magic of Healthy Living" initiative, a program that encourages smart eating and fun exercise.
March 26, 2013

Disney TRYathlon Encourages Kids and Families to Live Active Lifestyles

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

Trying a variety of new foods and activities is part of living healthy. That's the message of Disney’s TRYit! campaign. From inspirational messages on-air and online to a special TRYathlon event and road tour, kids and families are being encouraged to take action to be their best.

January 21, 2013

Expansion of the Mickey Check Makes Nutritious Eating More Simple and Fun

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

One of the rewarding things about working at Bengal BBQ at Disneyland – where I got my start years ago – was hearing that guests appreciated the location’s healthier fare. Today we offer more nutritious food options than ever before throughout Disney parks, and it’s even easier for guests to identify them with the Mickey Check, which debuts on kids' menus this week at table-service restaurants throughout Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts.

October 29, 2012

Disney Employee Profile: Spotlight on a Disney Food Scientist

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

Today, we’re kicking off a spotlight series to introduce you to the people who bring products to life across Disney. From creative groups to analytics teams, we'll give you a glimpse at individuals who shape our company.

First up, a food scientist. Yep, you heard that right! I recently sat down with Rebecca from Disney Consumer Products to find out what she does as a food scientist at Disney.