BWI ranks as fourth healthiest airport for dining

BWI-Marshall Airport ranks fourth in the nation when it comes to U.S. airports that offer travelers the healthiest food options, according to a recent report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

The airport improved its standing significantly from last year's Airport Food Review, when it ranked near the bottom - 10th place - in the survey of large airports.

This year, the report found that 80 percent of the restaurants at BWI offer healthful menu items that include vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes.

The report singled out BWI eateries Chesapeake Cafe, Rams Head Tavern and Nature's Kitchen Fresh Cafe for their fresh-cut greens and seaweed salad. Silver Diner was noted for its vegetarian stir-fry and veggie chili.

In the nationwide survey, Denver International Airport was ranked first in healthy airport dining, followed by Detroit Metropolitian Wayne County Airport and Chicago O'Hare International.

Reagan National tied with Los Angeles International for third place. Dulles International tied with BWI in fourth place.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, known as the nation's busiest airport, again came in last place.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine advocates a plant-based, high-fiber diet to boost immunity, heart health and more.