(June 30, 2016) Since the 1960s, cooking at home has been on the decline and portion sizes in restaurants have increased dramatically. In 2010, the ¡Por Vida! program signed on their first restaurant partners who committed to offering healthy options in San Antonio in order to tackle the chronic diseases that affect so many in our community. Now a new movement is sweeping the Nation, a return to the kitchen, but due to less time to shop and many folks not growing up being taught basic cooking skills, we need a bit of help. Enter Sue Sheff.
(June 23, 2016) O’liva, a locally owned restaurant in the downtown area, joined ¡Por Vida!, a Metro Health healthy dining program. Owner Chef Chuck Hernandez, an organic caterer for more than 30 years, opened O’liva in 2015 to bring his fresh concepts to a sit-down restaurant environment in the historic Plaza de Armas building.
(June 11, 2016) Fit Pass is a program by the City of San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department encouraging fitness, nutrition, and a summer of fun! ¡Por Vida! partners Sue Sheff, Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, and McDonald's participated in the event. More than 2,000 people attended this program kick-off event.
(May 19, 2016) Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a fast casual restaurant on Huebner Oaks, joined ¡Por Vida!, a Metro Health healthy dining program. Owners Michael and Freda Lynn Ahlstrom see a partnership with Metro Health as furthering their social commitment to the health of their community.