Junk Food Skies: Worst Airline Snacks

Which airline serves the healthiest in-flight snacks, meals?

ByABC News
December 1, 2010, 4:36 PM

Dec. 2, 2010— -- Staying healthy on the road is not easy, and in no place is that more true than at the airport food court in the skies. Airlines today offer a wide variety of food for sale, but while some items are good for your diet, others are nothing short of mile-high junk food.

Charles Stuart Platkin, a visiting assistant professor at CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College and editor of DietDetective.com, has ranked the airlines based on his observations about their various in-flight food offerings.

United, JetBlue and American Airlines top his list, with Southwest, Virgin America and US Airways at the bottom.

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Healthy eating starts before you get on the plane. Platkin suggests stocking up on some key items at the terminal and bringing some snacks from home. Among his suggestions: