NEWARK - Airlines and food have long had a turbulent relationship.

But Newark Liberty International Airport - known mostly for its dismal record of flight delays - has just gotten an unexpected four-fork rating from dieticians seeking healthier travel fare.
The Washington, D.C.-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, in its annual survey of airport food, this week proclaimed Newark the nation's healthiest airport, at least in terms of food options.

"Every restaurant that serves an entree item in the Newark airport is asked if they can serve at least one low-fat, high-fibre or cholesterol-free entree," said Susan Levin, the group's director of nutrition education. "And 92 percent of restaurants at Newark Airport do serve an entree that fits that description."