Now, technically, no one at the hotel is forcing you to eat or do anything. And in general, we are fans of hotels that promote healthy lifestyles (see here and here). But it's the grade-school coddling we find kinda funny.
The new program aims to educate guests about all the different properties of different-colored foods:
·Yellow foods: optimize brain functions
·Green foods: rejuvenate musculature and bone
·Orange foods: support skin and eye health
·Red foods: support heart and circulatory health
·White foods: enhance immune system, lymph system and cellular recovery
·Purple foods: promote microcirculation
So, what about strawberry ice cream? Is that considered red or white? Or would we get the benefits from both color categories? What about french fries—those are kind of yellow, right?
The new menus are available in restaurants as well as room service, and are designed to add three colors from fruits and vegetables to the plate. What's more, none of the entrees go over 500 calories. Which means that, rabid sugar cravings aside, couldn't we technically just enjoy one of these pretty rainbow dinners and then not have to worry about hitting the gym the next day?
We'd be willing to try it. Just as long as there's no room service attendant checking under our plates at the end to make sure we've finished every bite.
What about you? Would you be willing to "color your plate" at your next Sheraton stay? Or are you sticking to grilled cheese and fries? Sound off below!
[Photo: Zis Boom Bah]