The biggest loser was San Francisco airport, which is surprising considering the healthy eating trend there. But overall, expect the healthy eating options to only increase, as the market demands it more.
After examining 18 major airports—including ones in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., that are expected to be the busiest at Thanksgiving this year—PCRM dietitians found that 76 percent of airport restaurants now offer at least one low-fat, high-fiber, cholesterol-free vegetarian entrée.
Newark Liberty International Airport received a score of 92 percent and topped the list for the first time. It’s an impressive ascent for Newark, which has a turbulent past—bouncing between ninth place at its worst and third place at its best. But healthful choices are still difficult to find at some airports: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport land in the bottom spots for the third year in a row.