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Dallas Airport Trying to Ditch Junk Food for Better Health

February 11, 2014 at 9:59 AM | by | Comments (0)

The healthiest airport in the whole wide world will soon be found here at home in the nifty fifty. Well at least that’s the plan if the folks down in Dallas get their way, as they are eager to show that the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is the best option for hungry travelers.

In the past the place has done well when examined by the group known as the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, as they’ve scored in the top five for good-for-you options when on the go. However, the airport is now going all in with salads, greens, and other healthy habits.

The new Eat Healthy at DFW program is designed to appeal to travelers who just aren’t content with slices of pizza and bags of burgers and fries. Restaurants and vendors in the airport are being asked to make some menu update and changes to ensure that there’s at least one low calorie, low fat, low sodium, cholesterol free, plant-based, or high fiber option from which to choose—yum.

For those heading through or to the airport anytime soon, check out the vegetarian tacos over at Urban Taco—think roasted corn and lime crema tacos and black bean and roasted red pepper quesadillas. Other options include plenty of vegetables within the teriyaki bowls from Blue Bamboo Xpress, and a grilled and roasted vegetable plate over at Reata near gate D33.

With a walking path right in the airport and a yoga studio within its walls as well the airport is well on its way to being one of the world’s healthiest—we’ll keep you posted as to when someone recognizes them as number one.

[Photo of the DFW scene: Grant Wickes]

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