• The first airline meal was served in 1919 on a Handley Page Transport flight from London to Paris. It was a cold box lunch with fruit and sandwich and cost three shillings. • In 1936 United Airlines had the first ever functional airplane kitchen and featured a choice of fried chicken or scrambled eggs. • In 1971 Southwest Airlines offered peanuts with its rock-bottom fares with minimal perks, except for a bag of peanuts. Southwest called itself the “peanut airline.” Soon that all stopped, when peanut allergies began to pop up and some with severe allergies could not even be in the vicinity of a peanut. • In 2000, Jet Blue started to give out free snacks on the plane. Today, 8 million bags of chips are given out annually. • After Sept. 11, 2001, nearly all airlines eliminated meal service on domestic flights to cut costs. You also could not find a real knife, as it was temporarily banned from commercial flights and airport restaurants. Remember that? • Natural, unrefined sweeteners are still sugar, as is maple syrup and agave, and although unrefined sugars such as honey, molasses, maple and agave syrups offer some nutrients, they are still sugar. It is best to limit any sweete...