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Healthiest Airline Food: 2020

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I like to say that most people don’t eat airline food because they’re hungry but because they’re bored.

But each year, the Hunter College Food Policy Center in New York actually rates airline food — as in the healthiest in-flight offerings, based on calorie and nutrient information.


The top spots this year go to Air Canada and Alaska Airlines, followed by Delta and JetBlue.


The researchers also looked at levels of sodium as well as airline drinking water health. By the way, what was the average airline food calorie level? It was at 375.


Want to know why you might feel bloated after eating airline food? The study revealed that the average airline meal contains 800mg of sodium — about 40% of your daily limit.