San Antonio Restaurants Buying into Healthier Menu Program


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por vida logo¡Por Vida!, launched in October 2010, is a San Antonio restaurant recognition program that aims to help adults and children make healthier food choices by identifying menu items that meet certain nutritional guidelines.

¡Por Vida! restaurants must offer menu items that fit certain standards on:

  • Calories
  • Total Fat
  • Saturated Fat
  • Trans-fat
  • Sodium
  • No Fried Food

Nine restaurants participate in the program, including McDonald’s, Pico de Gallo, and more.

The local Egg & I restaurants are the latest to join the program, the San Antonio Business Journal reports. The restaurant chain hase a new “Smarter Choice” kid’s menu for its five local stores and 43 stores nationwide.

¡Por Vida! plans to continue getting more restaurants on board, and aim to work with the San Antonio Missions during baseball season to raise awareness for the initiative.

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of Latino kids have obesity (compared to 11.7% of white kids)

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