San Antonio, restaurants develop healthy options

August 27, 2009 8:59:53 AM PDT
New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles have passed ordinances to help ensure healthier restaurant options, but San Antonio is trying a gentler approach. City health officials are working with the restaurant association to put healthier options on San Antonio menus. They're hoping that a voluntary program will result in healthier menu items without resorting to trans fat bans or calorie-posting requirements.

On Thursday, they're scheduled to announce the first agreement at a downtown Tex-Mex restaurant.

With the city's high obesity rate, there's plenty of incentive for public health officials to target the city's eating habits.

Government statistics show nearly a third of San Antonio-area residents are obese.

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