A letter I sent to MiMi’s Cafe. I hope they invite me to their offices.
Mimi’s Café General Office
18872 MacArthur Blvd, Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612
I have a few suggestions I would like you to consider in regards to this Oreo Dirt Cup:
1.) Let’s be honest Adam. That Oreo Dirt Cup is nothing more than sugar and fat topped with artificial dyes. You should seriously consider removing that Oreo Dirt Cup from the menu. Offer a healthier dessert or no dessert at all. Why not give the kids sliced strawberries or some other fruit not offered on your side of fruit? How about a mini smoothie made with fresh fruit and milk? I have endless ideas, but you get the picture.
2.) Whether you decide to remove that dirt cup or not, (which I really hope you do) every single waitperson in Mimi’s Cafés across this country should be required to first ask parents if they should bring dessert for the children at the table. GIVE PARENTS THE CHOICE. I would have appreciated a say in that dessert option Adam and I had none.
I am sure you are aware of our pediatric obesity crisis in America. Our kids are exposed to more sugar, fat and salt than ever and it is taking a serious toll on our kids’ health. Parents, schools and restaurants need to take responsibility in this matter and this is why I am writing to you.
I live about thirty minutes away from your general office in Irvine. I am happy to stop by for a meeting if you would like to talk about this issue or any other nutritional issue you have. Thanks so much for your time. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC