Press / January 28, 2013

WRAL (ABC): Simple swaps save calories in popular Super Bowl snacks

By Charles Platkin, PhD

Super Bowl Sunday has become much more than a football game. It is practically an American holiday. According to, it is the the second biggest day for food consumption in the United States after Thanksgiving.

Charles Platkin, public health advocate and editor of, offers these equivalents to limit the calories in some popular snacks.

Instead of store-bought (and likely fried) pita chips and creamy artichoke dip, swap out whole wheat pita pieces and salsa. It is lower in fat and higher in anti-oxidants.

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