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Study: Most Airport Restaurants Offer Healthy Alternatives

This blog post was updated on October 25, 2018.

We’ve all been there. Waiting to board a long-haul flight, a slight rumble in the stomach makes you second guess how effective the in-flight meal will be in curbing your cross-continent hunger.


So you look around the airport food court, trying to make the tough choice between a corn dog and a slice of pizza. But if you start packing on the pounds, don’t fault the restaurant.


According to a new study from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, nearly 83% of nationwide airport restaurants offered at least one heart-healthy, low-fat entrée in 2011. That’s up big time from just 57% of airport facilities back in 2001.


The past decade has seen a resurgence in the health-conscious traveler and airports across the country are playing catch up. Some are staying ahead of the curve while others struggle to keep pace. To see a list of the healthiest airports, check out this report in the Huffington Post.


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