that are part of The Disneyland Resort can
take advantage of the Get Up & Go Power
Walk, which takes guests each morning at
6 a.m. on a two-mile route through Disney
California Adventure Park. Disney’s Grand
Californian Hotel & Spa offers morning
stretching and mat Pilates classes. In nearby Garden Grove, the Great Wolf Lodge
offers an indoor waterpark in addition to its
21,000-square-foot conference center.
The Orange County area can also provide
speakers for sessions on issues relating to
health, wellness and mindfulness.
“Planners can use local leaders in the
health space for speaking opportunities,
teambuilding or educational sessions,”
Tauvaa said. “Locally inspired examples
include a national chef demoing the latest
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The addition of healthy menus and alternative food options for attendees is one of the biggest wellness trends, according to Junior Tauvaa,
senior vice president of sales and services for Visit
“Orange County’s focus on fresh food, farm-to-table and alternative healthy options is a way to make
a positive and impactful experience for attendees,”
Providing healthy snacks can also provide a
much-needed energy boost, especially in the afternoon. Here are just a few of the new offerings at meeting venues in Orange County:
Anaheim Convention Center: Instead of pre-packaged and processed chips and cookies,
the center now features roasted coconut chips, vegetable chips, Kashi, Clif, Kind and Think
Thin bars and Greek yogurt.
Hilton Anaheim and Hilton Irvine: As part of Hilton’s Meet with Purpose concept,
afternoon break menus include items such as avocado toast, local honey-kissed melons and
berries, roasted carrot and quinoa salad, veggie and fruit smoothies or a citrus basil salad.
Hotel Irvine: A new break menu at the Hotel Irvine is called Sport and features blended
smoothies, fresh juices, power bars, fresh fruit and oatmeal raisin and peanut butter cookies.
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel: The most popular of the hotel’s healthy break options
is called the Laguna Beach Break and includes mini frozen fruit bars, individual bowls of
cubed pineapple, melon and strawberries with a honey and Greek yogurt dip, agua fresca
and Kind granola bars.
Fashion Island Hotel: In addition to the new Grab ’n’ Go Juice Bar available each weekday morning in the Aqua Lounge, a new Juice Bar pop-up can be added for meeting breaks
anytime during the day.
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