S.A. awarded $15M grant to support 'Por Vida' obesity program

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by James Muñoz / KENS 5

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Posted on May 6, 2011 at 7:08 PM

Updated Friday, May 6 at 7:09 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- The goal is to improve opportunities for physical activity, nutrition, and active living.

Friday Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited Pico de Gallo Restaurant to sample some new, healthy menu options from four different restaurants.

It's called Por Vida! It's an initiative to put healthy food choices on menus at about 120 local restaurants.

It's all part of a new Obesity Prevention Program called Communities Putting Prevention to Work.

San Antonio is one of only two cities in Texas to receive a $15 million grant to support such prevention programs.

As part of the program the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District will work to expand the number of public places where people can get active.

That includes schools that are open after hours for physical activity.

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