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Airline food rated for healthiness

  • Listed: December 2, 2011 3:51 pm


Unhealthy choices dominate the menus of several North American airlines, but some offer healthier fare. Photograph by: Mario Tama, Getty Images Air Canada and Virgin America offer the healthiest in-flight food, a new nutritional survey shows. The survey of 10 North American airlines’ menus reveals an overall small increase in healthy and low-calorie food choices since last year, says Charles Stuart Platkin, an assistant professor at CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College in New York who has assessed airline food’s nutritional value in six annual surveys. Too many unhealthy items, though, dominate many airline menus, he says. "Airlines are still in the early stages of healthy…

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