JW Marriott Hotels Offer Junior Jetsetters Healthy Menu Options

       JW Marriott Hotels Offer Junior Jetsetters Healthy Menu Options

New JW Kids Menu by Keri Glassman Brings Nutrition, Flavor and Imagination to
the Table

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2013

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has
partnered with nationally recognized nutritionist and author Keri Glassman to
create a new JW Kids Menu, helping junior jetsetters build healthy eating
habits while traveling and arming them with the skills they need to continue
the practice at home.

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The interactive menu, debuting at JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts in the U.S.
this spring, features comfort food favorites with a healthy twist, giving
little ones the chance to pick and pair foods they love while giving parents
peace of mind by offering healthy options.

"With kids' food choices becoming increasingly diverse, we are looking to
create dining options that are fresh, healthy and imaginatively tasty," said
Mitzi Gaskins, vice president & global brand manager for JW Marriott Hotels &
Resorts. "These items will not only delight kids from a culinary standpoint,
but will also let parents know the JW Marriott brand cares about the
well-being of their entire family."

Available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the JW Kids Menu is divided into
three sections – "Kids Nosh," "Big Kids," and "This, That & the Other" –
offering a variety of large and small dishes to satisfy even the pickiest

  oKids Nosh – This section includes items such as fresh-cut cucumber and
    carrot sticks with a low-fat yogurt ranch dip or cheese cubes and grapes
    that will quiet grumbling tummies while kids explore their new activity
    book and parents peruse the dinner menu.
  oBig Kids – Catering to junior jetsetters who may not view themselves as
    kids, this section features well-balanced, recognizable favorites like
    turkey meatballs along with "mini" adult offerings for more sophisticated
    palates such as grilled organic chicken.
  oThis, That & the Other – To empower kids to make their own healthy
    choices, this section allows younger guests to mix-and-match with guidance
    from parents, letting them explore a variety of nutritious offerings while
    encouraging their imaginations.

"Just as adults should maintain their diet and exercise routines while
travelling, kids should as well," said Keri Glassman. "Travel presents
opportunities to try new things and even lets kids bring new food favorites or
habits home with them. The new JW Kids Menu helps kids accomplish just that."

The menu concept and design was created to enrich the guest experience outside
of the hotel room by blending guests' passions for culture, culinary and
well-being, with a special focus on sustainable, organic and locally sourced
ingredients. Accompanied by an artistic activity book, crayons and a take-home
reusable cup, the new kids menu layout focuses on art and features a mini
"curator" cartoon who will lead kids through art activities, games and food
choices, helping mix-and-match the right meal and teaching important nutrition
information along the way.

About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists
of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations
around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today's sophisticated,
self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly
authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties
artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective
of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most
important to them. Currently, there are 60 JW Marriott hotels in 24 countries;
by 2015 the portfolio is expected to encompass 79 properties in 28 countries.
Visit us online, jwmarriott.com, @jwmarriott and facebook.com/JWMarriott.

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About Keri Glassman
Keri Glassman is a nationally recognized Registered Dietitian, published
author and of four books including the recently released The New You and
Improved Diet, as well as founder and president of Keri Glassman, Nutritious
Life™, a New York City-based nutrition practice. Keri advocates the importance
of a whole-person approach to health and wellness and as a member of JW
Marriott's panel of experts, provides guests with her expertise to sustain a
healthy, balanced life while traveling. Keri helps millions as a trusted
nutrition and health expert in the media. She is dedicated to her field and to
the broader goal of educating the public, and her expertise is frequently
featured on several national television programs including NBC's The Today
Show, ABC's Good Morning America, Access Hollywood Live, The View, The Talk,
The Chew, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, The Wendy Williams Show, The Rachael Ray Show,
The Steve Harvey Show, MSNBC, The Fox News Channel, and CNN. Keri hosts an
original series called "A Little Bit Better" which is featured on YouTube's
Livestrong Woman channel. She is a spokesperson for national brands that align
with the Nutritious Life mission, and is a prolific writer and commentator.
She has regular columns and blogs with Women's Health magazine, Equinox, US
News and Livestrong.

SOURCE Marriott International, Inc.

Website: http://www.marriott.com
Contact: Chloe Mata Crane, Baltz & Company, 212-982-8300, cmcrane@baltzco.com,
or Jessica Kumins, JW Marriott Global Brand Public Relations, 301-380-7487,
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