Some friends and I were at the ballgame last night and one thing I could not help noticing was the wide selection of foods available. The hot dogs, peanuts, and cracker jacks are still there at the Old Ball Game. In addition, however, are a wide range of healthier fare such as fruit, frozen yogurt, and even sushi for those looking to watch what they eat. One of the intriguing aspects of Horace Albright’s memoir The Birth of the National Park Service is his account of the Service’s relationships with the various private vendors and concessionaires. This is no small thing. Places like Yosemite, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon are remote; visitors, far from home, are vulnerable to the cost and quality of the fare offered. The NPS has been conscious of this from the outset and did its best to ensure quality, consistency, and fairness, for the most part succeeding. Hamburgers and fries were once enough to satisfy most of the general population. Today the organization is focusing on providing options expected by a more health conscious clientele.