Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport held a major F&B initiative recently, as it aims to become the “world’s healthiest airport”.
The Texas hub has initiated a new campaign called ‘Eat Healthy at DFW’ to support the efforts of airport F&B providers in providing healthy eating options. The campaign will see participating restaurants start to offer at least one low-calorie, low-fat, low-sodium, cholesterol-free, plant-based, or high-fibre menu item.
“Although we are very proud to be the fourth busiest airport in the world (in terms of aircraft movements), we are equally as proud to be one of the healthiest,” said Ken Buchannan, executive vice president of revenue management at DFW Airport.
“Providing our customers with healthy, diverse and nutritious dining options is another sign of our commitment to making our customer experience exceptional and supporting those who strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle, even while travelling.”
According to the recent ‘Airport Food Review’ by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, DFW Airport ranked as the fifth best airport for healthy eating, with 79% of on-site restaurants offering at least one healthy entree.
“It is our priority to top the 2014 Airport Food Review ranking with 100% of our eateries serving a nutritious option,” said Buchannan.