Press / December 9, 2012

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Travel Notes: Airlines offer more healthful food choices

By Charles Platkin, PhD

There’s some good news about what you get to eat on commercial airlines: It is getting more healthful.

That’s the assessment of Charles Platkin, a professor of nutrition at the City University of New York’s Hunter College who has tested and ranked airline foods off and on since 2000. With few exceptions, Mr. Platkin said most airlines now offer at least one healthful meal alternative on their menu.

“It’s actually moving in a good direction,” he said. “It’s been an ebb and flow, but the overall trend is positive.”

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