New York City slammed the door on it. Chicago’s down on it. Arby’s fast food restaurant gave it the boot. Even Howard Stern dragged it through the mud. And now, according to the Associated Press, Universal Studies Parks & Resorts is also done with trans fat. Alicia Chang reports:One thing’s for sure, trans fat is really getting kicked around lately.
Universal Parks & Resorts, home to movie-inspired thrill rides, is the latest theme park operation to ban artery-clogging trans fats and offer healthier menus at its three domestic attractions in California and Florida. The action follows entertainment giant Walt Disney Co., which announced in October it will serve more nutritious kids' meals and phase out the artificial fats at its resorts.
Last week, over 90 percent of foods at Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure in Florida and Universal Hollywood were cooked with trans fat-free oils. Others snacks such as the churro, a Spanish fried-dough pastry, will be trans fat-free by the end of next year, said Ric Florell, a senior vice president with Universal Orlando Resort.