I am trying to work my head around this as well. We eat pretty clean at home... when we go out I will let my DD5 have the occasional McD's chicken nuggets and fries. With water... her choice! LOL. She usually gets this about once every three weeks... at other restaurants she gets something more substantial. If we happen to go to McDs more than that I sub apples for her fries. She's usually pretty good about it. She really just wants to go for the PlayPlace anyways! LOL. These CS menus are one of the main reasons we chose the DxDP. It does seem though that many places will sub grapes or carrot sticks for fries, but from what I've read (we haven't been there yet), it is not every place. It's not just Disney unfortunately - a lot of Counter Services places are just horrible. I will usually automatically put some of my salad etc on her plate. A lot of places (don't know about Disney) will give a kid a sub of a small handful of green salad vs fries if you ask nicely and they have it unpackaged. As long as it is cost-effective for a restaurant - they are usually pretty much there to please. I wouldn't be shy at a TS to ask for grilled chicken to replace the tenders. A similar amount wouldn't likely cost more for the restaurant. I would also be willing to pay an extra dollar or two if I had to. A lot of chefs/cooks I know are health conscious and are very kind to go the extra mile making sure kids get good nutrition. It's not so bad if you are going out occasionally here at home and she gets 'treat' food, but I am putting a plan of action into place for two weeks of it while we are there. I'm starting to get into the habit of only asking her what she wants from things I've preselected (lucky she can't READ! LOL) so often 'fries' will not be on the menu. I'm thinking most of our snack credits will be spent on bottled water and fruit (with the occasional Dole Whip, Mickey Bar, gooey cookie I keep hearing about!) I will also be asking to do substitutes where ever I'm not totally in agreement with a kid's meal. They may, they may not, but I can be pretty nicely persuasive and if they can't I will share some of mine with her. We are also planning on doing breakfast in our room most mornings (using a lot of two-credit meals for shows etc.) So I can feed us oatmeal with raisins, flax and wheatgerm (I'm bringing a kettle and bowls!) One thing I'm finding when travelling is how hard it can be to get a person's daily fibre. I've already purchased some fibre pills. There is nothing worse than feeling bloated when you are vacationing. Even though we have what we have available and even though it is not 'right' in my opinion to be 'leading' on these eating habits for our kids so nonchalantly, I still think you can work around it, even if they have their fill of grapes and carrots for a week.