Football season starts today. How can you show team spirit while staying healthy?Despite recent concerns over a link between nitrates and bladder cancer, the occasional indulgence in stadium junk food isn’t terribly damaging — as long as the stadium you’re eating in hasn’t failed any health-code inspections.
For a reality check on what’s in your brat, have a look at ESPN’s comprehensive list of health-code violations at stadium concession stands. Whatever your feelings about the Redskins, Washington, D.C., was the clear loser: 100% of the kitchens at the Verizon Center violated health code. Miami’s Sun Life stadium — home to the Dolphins — didn’t fare much better with a 93% fail rate. For nachos without a side of mouse droppings, head north to sparkling-clean New England Patriots’ Gilette Stadium in Boston, which made an end-run to a perfect score.