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10-Dec-2019 5:00 AM EST
Airline Food Study 2019-20
Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center / DietDetective.com

DietDetective.com and the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center have released the 2019-20 Airline Food Study, rating foods for eleven (11) airlines. The study assigned a “Health Score” (5 stars = highest rated, 0 star = lowest rated) based on criteria including healthy nutrients and calorie levels of meals, snack boxes and individual snacks, level of transparency (display of nutrient information, menu online & ingredients), improvement and maintenance of healthy offerings, menu innovation and cooperation in providing nutritional information, overall sodium levels, availability of meals on flights under 3 hours, and our Airline Water Health Score.

Released: 10-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Airline Water Study 2019
Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center / DietDetective.com

A 2019 Airline Water Study released by DietDetective.com and the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center reveals that the quality of drinking water varies by airline, and many airlines have possibly provided passengers with unhealthy water.

Released: 20-Nov-2018 7:05 AM EST
2018-19 Airline Food Study
Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center / DietDetective.com

The study assigned a “Health Score” (5 stars = highest rate, 0 star = lowest) based on eleven 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, food and water safety and cooperation in providing this information. The survey includes health ratings, average calories per airline, comments, best bets, food offerings, costs, nutrition information (e.g., calories, and exercise equivalents.

Released: 22-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EST
2017-18 Airline Food Study
Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center / DietDetective.com

There will more than 28.5 million passengers traveling during the 12-day Thanksgiving season according to Airlines for America (A4A). Knowing what are the ‘best’ and ‘worst’ choices is a valuable tool for any traveler, so Dr. Charles Platkin, the director of the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center and editor of DietDetective.com. once again studied the best ‘Calorie Bargains’ and “Calorie Rip-offs” at 35,000 feet.

Released: 1-Feb-2017 7:05 AM EST
Super Bowl 2017 "Big Game" Calorie Costs in Exercise
Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center / DietDetective.com

Director of the New York City Food Policy Center at HUNTER College Dr. Charles Platkin Shows Big Game Activities to Burn off Foods You Just Ate - Is it Splurge-worthy? Since a calorie doesn’t mean much to the average person, the idea is to use exercise equivalents to provide a frame of reference that is familiar and meaningful and thus help improve calorie literacy.

Released: 25-Oct-2016 8:05 AM EDT
Halloween Candy Deconstructed: The Ingredients in a Few of Your Kids Favorite Halloween Candy
Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center / DietDetective.com

It Halloween time. The costumes, the candy, the candy, the candy, and lots of it. Maybe it’s time to forget the calories for a movement and take a look at the ingredients. Charles Platkin, PhD, MPH, Executive Director of the New York City Food Policy Center at HUNTER COLLEGE and editor of DietDetective.com takes a look at a few or your kids favorite holiday candy and what’s inside.

Released: 3-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST
Super Bowl / "Big Game" Calorie Costs in Exercise
Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center / DietDetective.com

The "Super Bowl" has become much more than a football game: It’s the second biggest day for food consumption in the United States after Thanksgiving. Below, Dr. Charles Platkin, a professor at HUNTER COLLEGE in New York City, Director of the NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College and editor of DietDetective.com demonstrates how much you would need to do to burn off typical “Big Game” snacks. For instance, you would have to run 49 football fields to burn off just two handfuls of potato chips or do "the wave" 6480 times to burn off 6 Buffalo Wild Wings Dipped In Ranch Dressing.

Released: 18-Dec-2015 7:05 AM EST
DietDetective.com Airline Food Investigation (2015-16)
Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center / DietDetective.com

The following is a survey of 12 major airlines' snack and on-board food offerings conducted by DietDetective.com and health advocate, Dr. Charles Platkin, from HUNTER COLLEGE at the City University of New York. Sorry, if you are getting this more than once, we had a few email issues. The survey provides the calorie information of snacks and on-board menu choices, "best bets" and gives each airline a “Health Rating.” This year Virgin America wins the top spot (again) with the "healthiest" choices in the sky, with Delta and Jetblue tied for second. Alaska Airlines fell from grace. The "Shame on You" award goes to Alaska Airlines, Spirit, and Frontier - the least cooperative, and Frontier received the lowest health rating. See the press release below. Let me know if you want to receive the full survey with each food item (the following is an abbreviated survey). Best regards, Elizabeth Cummings, Elizabeth@NutritionPR.com, 212 -367-7575 ext 117


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