A yearly survey conducted by Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center rates the food of 12 airlines based on criteria that includes health and calorie levels of meals and snack boxes and individual snacks. The 12 day Thanksgiving season is the busiest travel time of the year and today's travelers who are extremely conscious of choosing healthier, organic, non-GMO, nutritious foods, find great utility in the results of this tool and so nutritional wellness doesn't have to be compromised while away from home.
Airline Food Investigation (Annual Airline Food Investigation 2017-2018, Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center & DIetDetective.com Study)
The study assigned a “Health Score” (5 stars = highest rate, 0 star = lowest) based on ten criteria including health and calorie levels of meals, snack boxes and individual snacks, level of transparency (display nutrient information & ingredients), improvement and maintenance of healthy offerings, menu innovation and cooperation in providing nutritional information. The survey includes health ratings, average calories per airline, comments, best bets, food offerings, costs, nutrition information (e.g., calories, and exercise equivalents.)
Delta and Virgin America tied for 1st place in healthiest food options and Air Canada and Jet Blue tied for 2nd place.
Supertracker is a a free, online food,
physical activity, and weight tracking tool from ChooseMyPlate.gov.
Individuals can use SuperTracker on their desktop, phone, or tablet
to create a personalized plan and see how their choices stack up.
Plus, users can get tips and support as they work toward their goals.
We created an infograph to facilitate visualization.
CUP OF JOE: The Blog
Conjecture, facts, and opinion on health and wellness, holistic practice, and the quest for sustainability & optimal health.