If you're like me, then you want to know how many calories and what's the serving size in the meals you're eating at your favorite restaurants.
Maybe your doctor suggests you make healthier choices when you go out to eat, but you don't have enough options on the menu.
Maybe dining out prevents you from reaching your goal weight, so you stay away from your favorite places.
If these are just some of the doubts you have about eating healthy, then you're in luck because the city's health district is joining forces with the local restaurants and dietitians in launching a program that'll offer you healthy and tasty menu items.
This Wednesday, October 13th, at Pearl Studio behind the Full Goods Building on East Grayson Street, Mayor Julián Castro, State Senator Leticia Van de Putte, County Judge Nelson Wolff, Dr. Fernando Guerra from the San Antonio Metro Health District, Restaurant Association President Ruben Cortez and Rayna Wooten from the Dietetic Association will introduce an initiative called Por Vida! (which is Spanish for, "For Life!") to help all of us lead healthier lives.
Seven local restaurants will partner up with the city. They include 95 locations of McDonald's, 16 Jim's locations, Pico de Gallo, Rosemary Delivers, seven Delicious Tamales locations, Fish City Grill and all four of Carinos' Italian.
It's no secret obesity and diabetes plague our city. San Antonio ranks high in those categories among Texas cities and across the country. It's why Metro Health officials are working to help improve our diets and prevent these problems. So there's no better time than now to kick off the Por Vida! program. With the holidays right around the corner, family gatherings, reunions, office parties will be celebrated, and they all center around food. It could also give you a jump start on committing to a New Year's Resolution.
Look out for more details this Wednesday when the city launches the program. Its aim is to keep us out of those unhealthy numbers, and on the right track "for life."