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    Nutrition & Restaurant Policies

    I'm trying to loose about 50 pounds by the end of the year and have joined a dieting group to help me along. I basically have to watch what I eat and watch portion sizes, but I can otherwise eat anything I want. I have to count calories, carbs, fat, sodium, ect.

    I know I'm supposed to be having fun when I'm at the World, and I don't mind letting my diet go when we go over for vacation, but we frequently go over for just a day since we are locals. When we go over for these single-day trips, I'd really like to stick to my diet. This brings me to my two questions.

    Disney doesn't seem to offer nutritional information for their food anywhere, and unfortunately, I need to know these things for my diet. I've gone once before and just "guesstimated" on the nutritional info, but would like to know if there is anyway I can get the accurate nutritional values. Would I have to write/e-mail Disney or could I just walk into the restaurant and say I want to see the nutritional information for a certain menu item? Would Disney even give me nutritional info?

    Secondly, what are sit-down restaurants policy for people that go to dine and wish to split a plate of food between yourself and another person rather than order two separate things. Is this okay or is some "plate sharing fee" applied to the meal. What about people that go into a restaurant and just order an appetizer?
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    Disney is very accommodating as far as meeting the nutritional needs of guests. Just ask at the sit-down restaurants. Yes, they will split a meal and no plate charge that I know of. Check up this site for great info: Walt Disney World Dining Menus Information
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    I could be wrong but don't they legally have to provide the nutritional information of everything they serve if you ask for it? Isn't that why McDonalds has the sign up telling you how many cheeseburgers it takes to have a stroke?
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    BamaJenn, that's what I thought, I think you have to show nutritional information on food if someone asks for it, but i wasn't 100% sure if I was right or not. Will look it up.

    Update: Just looked it up and apparently nutritional information is only required on processed food items or if the restaurant makes a claim that something is "low fat" "low carb" "low calorie", ect, or such on the menu or food title. From what I can tell, they don't have to give you nutritional information as long as they are able to site that their food recipes have come from a dietician or other approved source. There are several laws in progress to change this though to were nutritional information on all foods is required to be shown on the menu.

    If anyone finds anything different, let me know.
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