CNN Health: 5 healthy eating tips for holiday travelers

by Charles Platkin, PhD

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and your stress level could be measured on the Richter Scale.

There are a zillion people at the airport. Your flight has been delayed because of a nasty winter storm. The kids are crying. Your husband is yelling. Starving, you find the nearest food vendor and order a $12 basket of chicken fingers with fries.

Been there, done that? Eating healthy on the road has long been a struggle for holiday travelers. It’s one of the many reasons people tend to gain a couple of extra pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

The good news is that consumers are demanding more nutritious options when they fly — and the industry is responding, says Renate DeGeorge, director of culinary services for HMSHost, which operates dining facilities at more than 100 airports worldwide.

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