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DFW Airport Fares Well in Healthy Food Review




    A new report finds Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has some of the healthiest food choices among the country's busiest airports.

    The study by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine ranks DFW Airport No. 7 on the 2010 Airport Food Review:

    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (84 percent): DFW has seen some ups and
    downs in the past few years. The airport tied for first place in 2008, and then dropped a
    staggering 18 points in 2009. But this year, DFW started to move back up with a gain of
    seven points. The food and beverage manager at DFW has set a high bar for future
    concession establishments, requiring they have at least one featured vegetarian menu
    item. In the meantime, health-conscious travelers can find a substantial number of
    healthful options, including vegetarian sushi from Blue Bamboo Xpress and the Tofusion
    Bowl at Ufood Grill.

    Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport received the highest score for the second year in a row. Detroit’s airport is the decade’s most improved, rising from last place in 2001 with a score of 33 percent to its current score of 96 percent.

    Each airport’s score was determined by dividing the number of restaurants offering at least one healthful option by the total number of restaurants.

    DFW Airport had 80 healthful restaurants of 95 total restaurants.

    A restaurant was rated as healthful if it served at least one low-fat, high-fiber, cholesterol-free breakfast, lunch, or dinner entrée.

    Facilities that do not serve entrées, such as snack food kiosks and small coffee shops, were not included in the review.

    Airport Food Review 2010

    1Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County96%52/54
    2San Francisco International95%60/63
    3 (tie)Houston George Bush Intercontinental90%54/60
    3 (tie)Newark Liberty International90%44/49
    4Washington Dulles International89%32/36
    5Denver International88%50/57
    6Minneapolis-St. Paul International85%56/66
    7Dallas/Fort Worth International84%80/95
    8 (tie)Los Angeles International81%46/57
    8 (tie)Miami International81%56/69
    9 (tie)Phoenix Sky Harbor International80%48/60
    9 (tie)Orlando International80%32/40
    10Baltimore/Washington International79%31/39
    11Las Vegas McCarran International77%47/61
    12Charlotte Douglas International72%33/46
    13Chicago O’Hare International71%70/99
    14Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International70%62/89
    15Ronald Reagan Washington National67%22/33

    More:  Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's 2010 Airport Food Review