Gut Check: Making simple sense out of life
By Lenore Skomal Erie Times-News staff blogger
Lenore Skomal is an award-winning author and veteran journalist in all forms of media. She is a weekly columnist and daily blogger for the Erie Times-News. She’s authored 17 published books, including an anthology of her columns, Burnt Toast available on her website www.lenoreskomal.net.   Read more about this blog.
Posted: December 19th, 2012
Fly the diet-friendly skies

In writing this, I’m chuckling to myself because I can’t remember the last time I had an inflight meal. And I travel a lot. Maybe that’s why airlines are now claiming that they’re offering diet-conscious meals. Perhaps they figure eating nothing for several hours will translate into losing weight.

Well, that aside, here’s the skinny (pun intended). The latest food survey of North American airlines is that the food actually being served is nutritionally much healthier. The survey, assessed by an academic who works a the City University of New York’s School of Public Health, extrapolates that finally airlines are getting the point that if they serve good food, they will increase customer satisfaction. Duh.

So which airlines are those that having made this connection? Virgin America, Air Canada and Alaska Airlines. Ever fly any of those? Me neither.

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