Rye Playland opens with healthier food

Posted Friday, May 11, 2007 10:39 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Westchester County officials have ordered up some subtle and not-so-subtle changes to Rye Playland's menus this season in an effort to wean customers off full-sugar soda, high-fat chips and other unhealthy snacks. The park's opening day is tomorrow.

Read more from The Journal News.

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Friday, May 11, 2007 12:02 PM
This is another one of those, "it's for your own good" things that I don't completely agree with. Healthier food? Yeah, it's a good idea. But literally shoving it down peoples' throats (pun intended)? Not so sure.

Someone willing to pay money for crap should be about to buy crap.

Friday, May 11, 2007 12:13 PM
I like it. Anyway, it sounds like they will still have pretty much the same crap as before, just a healthier version of said crap. I don't recall reading about that hummus and mung bean sprout stand replacing Burger King.

If you don't like it, stay home and go to White Castle. :)

Friday, May 11, 2007 12:54 PM

Now the effort is on to make their food choices a little less death-defying.

Is that really good wording when we had that accident on Ye Olde Mill where the kid died by falling through the opening of the ride back in '05?

Friday, May 11, 2007 2:10 PM
If you don't like it, stay home and go to White Castle.

Cool, hopefully I'll meet up with Harold and Kumar and Doogie Howser! ;)

Friday, May 11, 2007 2:50 PM
So, they changed from white bread to 'Rye'?
Friday, May 11, 2007 10:09 PM
Who the hell goes to a park to eat healthy? Give me the fried Chicken, Cheesburgers and what not.

Chuck, down 35pds on his diet and can even fit them items into it :)

Friday, May 11, 2007 10:50 PM
Chuck, did you read the article? Most of the changes involve new cooking oil, smaller drink sizes, and the addition of snacks like frozen fruit bars and baked chips. Even if people don't want to choose healthier options, they'll still be saved a heart attack or two with the change of frying oil. And if given the option, I'd choose baked chips of regular ones... so yes, there are people interested in healthier options.

I agree that I'm not going to buy apple wedges when I go to Subway, but eating baked chips and getting a smaller drink seems like a reasonable way to be responsible while still enjoying yourself at a park.

Saturday, May 12, 2007 2:32 AM
Chuck, there ARE plenty of people out there who DO appreciate the healthier options. Yes, I sometimes splurge on calories when I'm at a park, but not always. Since I don't eat red meat and CAN'T eat wheat, your stated food choices don't work for me. At all. Even when indulging.

Bravo Rye.

Sunday, May 13, 2007 1:47 PM
Chuck, I pm'd you. Please read. Thanks.

It is good that Rye is changing the menu to offer healthier stuff but I still believe in choices. Unfortunately this is a government run park so the government makes your decisions for you. Wait...isnt that how the US is run now? Sorry I will shut up on politics now.


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