Gulf Air launches kids’ inflight meal boxes
Manama, October 31, 2012
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has launched the airline’s Kids’ Meal Boxes in a fun, activity-filled nutrition workshop held for young students of St Christopher’s Junior and Infant Schools.
The event saw Gulf Air’s professional Sky Nannies introduce the healthy eating concept to children through interactive games and activities and officially launched the Gulf Air Kids’ Meal Boxes which recently began inflight service on select Gulf Air international routes.
Gulf Air chief services officer Marcus Bernhardt said: “The idea of healthy food that children actually want to eat is often seen as an oxymoron. With Gulf Air’s newest Kids’ Meal Boxes we have tailored, appealing and nutritional meals for children that are presented in a practical and easy to use meal box.”
“All Gulf Air meals are designed to be equally healthy and appetizing. Parents should not feel that flying and healthy eating don’t mix but that the balanced meals your child eats at home are also available 30,000 feet high in the sky. It is important both for healthy options to be available on planes, and for these options to appeal to children.
“So far we are pleased to see that the Gulf Air Kids’ Meal Boxes and healthy children’s meals have received a high approval rating from these children with many asking to take the Gulf Air Kids’ Meal Boxes home!” he added.
Wendy Bataineh, headteacher, St Christopher’s Junior School said: “At St Christopher’s Junior and Infant Schools we focus on teaching children about nutrition from a very young age. Kids need a healthy diet consisting of the right foods to optimise their growth and development.”
“Working with Gulf Air on this workshop has given our children the opportunity to learn that healthy eating can be fun – through interactive activities that educate and stimulate them while inculcating good eating habits.”
The Gulf Air Kids’ Meal Boxes was launched at St Christopher’s Junior and Infant Schools, Saar and prizes were sponsored by Lost Paradise of Dilmun Waterpark, Ballare School of Performing Arts, Wahooo! Waterpark Bahrain and Café Ceramique.
The Gulf Air Kids’ Meal Boxes are currently available on all Gulf Air flights to London, Paris and Frankfurt and will be made available on other Gulf Air routes in 2013. – TradeArabia News Service