Press / December 18, 2013 Airplane food: The best and worst of onboard cuisine

By Charles Platkin, PhD

WASHINGTON — A health expert who calls himself the “Diet Detective” recently released results of his latest survey comparing the nutritional value of airline food.

Health expert Charles Platkin published his findings on his website, Diet Detective, finding Virgin America and Air Canada are tied for the second time at the top of the nutritional list, reports The Huffington Post.

On a Virgin America flight, meals average 360 calories and snacks average 270. Additionally, passengers can choose items from the “Travel Light” menu, the only low-calorie menu offered by any airline.

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