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Boston.com: Flying high with airline food

For those who are still adhering to their New Year's resolutions to eat more healthily, a recent survey of airline snack food and meals might help minimize the dietary damage caused by boredom and limited options while in the air. DietDetective.com, in conjunction with Dr. Charles Platkin of Hunter College and City University of New York School of Public Health, studied the food offerings on 12 major airlines.

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Kshb.com: The best and worst of airline snack options; what to eat while traveling

Hungry air travelers who count calories can put down the calculator: DietDetectives.com did the work and compared the food offerings of several major airlines. AAA expects 5.53 million travelers to be in and out of airports through the current holiday season. This year, the average number of calories per food item dropped to 360, down from 388 calories in 2012. Virgin America and Air Canada have the healthiest choices, according to the site's latest survey, and Alaska Airlines is close behind.

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Executivetravelmagazine.com: Study finds airline food getting a little healthier

The website Dietdetective.com, which focuses on healthy eating, has come out with the results of its annual evaluation of North American airline in-flight food offerings, and it found a little reason for passenger optimism. The survey, conducted by Charles Platkin, PhD, asks airlines to submit information on exactly what they offer to passengers, and it found that for the industry as a whole, the average number of calories per in-flight food item actually declined, from 388 in 2012 to 360 in 2013. "There are not too many major changes from last year, but as an overall observation, the good seem to have gotten better," the website said.

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Canadianliving.com: Healthy or hefty? The best and worst airline foods

The December battle of the bulge isn’t reserved for holiday parties. If you’re one of the 25 percent of Canadians planning to travel this holiday season, even your flight to visit loved ones or escape to an exotic locale can be source of extra calories. Thankfully, personal trainer and author Charles Platkin, a.k.a. the Diet Detective, is calling out airline operators for their in-flight offerings in an online survey. The results of the study have been published on his website.

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Consumertraveler.com: What we’re reading: TSA’s banned Christmas items, worst airline food, Times Square New Year’s rules

If you plan on flying Spirit Airlines or Allegiant Air, either bring your own food onboard or eat before you get there. “Not too much in terms of healthy options,” at Spirit Airlines, said Charles Platkin of DietDetective.com, which asks major carriers to hand over nutritional data for their onboard fare, and then rates the airlines’ choices. Both Spirit and Allegiant scored measly grades of 1¹/₂ out of five stars, bringing up the rear among the dozen airlines surveyed.

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Airnation.net: Spirit Airlines, Allegiant Air offer the ‘worst’ airline food - Report

Passengers planning to use these two airlines have every reason to be airsick. Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air fared worst in a survey that compares the chow served to economy-class passengers taking domestic flights. “Not too much in terms of healthy options,” at Spirit Airlines, said Charles Platkin of DietDetective.com, which asks major carriers to hand over nutritional data for their onboard fare, and then rates the airlines’ choices. “Watch out for the Nuggets & Nuts at 600 calories, and all the muffins are at least 400 calories — not the best choice unless you split one,” he said. “Bringing your own food is the best option.” Both Spirit and Allegiant scored measly grades of 1¹/₂ out of five stars, bringing up the rear among the dozen airlines surveyed.

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Gadailynews.com: Flying home for the holidays? Beware the inflight meal: Allegiant Air tops list of airlines with the unhealthiest food options

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air ranked lowest in the list, with 1.5 out of five stars, because it offers high-calorie snacks with little nutritional value. The airline with the healthiest meal options was found to be Virgin America, with 4.5 stars.

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Bubblews.com: Which US Airlines Serves The Most Nutritious Meals

If you frequently travel on the Virgin America airlines then you’ve made a wise choice. The airline has been found to serve the healthiest meals to their passengers when compared to other US domestic airlines according to a survey done by the Diet Detective. The worst airline on the Diet Detective’s list to serve passengers not so healthy meals was Allegiant Air. Fresh and not too high calorie meals was what Diet Detective was mainly looking at and it seems they found such food served on the Virgin America airlines.

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Hermesworldwide.com: Airline food ranked in survey

As a business traveler, you know how difficult it can be to find a healthy meal while you travel from point A to point B. Often you're forced to choose between eating fast food from a restaurant in the terminal, or putting up with whatever the airline has to offer. Not all airline food is the same, however, according to a survey conducted by DietDetective.com. In its 2013 Airline Food Survey, the website rated meals served by 12 North American airlines. It assigned a score of one to five based on eight criteria including nutritional value, calorie count, improvement over last year and menu creativity.

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Dailymail.co.uk: Flying home for the holidays? Beware the inflight meal: Revealed, the airlines with the unhealthiest food options

Airline food isn't known for being tasty, and new research shows it shouldn't be known for being healthy either. A recent survey of 12 American airlines by DietDetective.com found that low-cost airline Allegiant Air has the least healthy inflight snacks and meals, with a rating of 1.5 out of five.

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