Press / January 31, 2013

The Province and The Vancouver Sun (CANADA): Big game calories cost you big time

By Charles Platkin, PhD

Would you be less likely to dive into the chip bowl while watching the Super Bowl if you knew you would have to run 45 football fields to burn off two handfuls of potato chips (about 300 calories)?

To help you decide what’s splurgeworthy, here are the exercise equivalents for some of the most popular football snacks, according to Charles Platkin, PhD, MPH, founder and editor of

Platkin also offers snack alternatives that deliver the flavour without all the fat and calories.

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