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San Antonio's Healthy Menu Initiative

For the latest list of ¡Por Vida! restaurant members and menu options, visit  Questions about the program? Call us at 210.207.2722.

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A Better Choice For Life!

¡Por Vida! is a restaurant recognition program that helps you make healthier food choices by identifying menu items that meet nutritional guidelines developed by the Healthy Restaurants Coalition. When you choose "¡Por Vida!", you make a better choice "For Life"!

The ¡Por Vida! Nutrition Meal Standards Include:

Entire Meal Single Entree Item Side Item
≤ 700 Total Calories ≤ 300 Calories ≤ 200 Calories
≤ 8 g saturated fat ≤ 3.5 g saturated fat ≤ 3.5 grams added sugar
Zero grams trans-fat Zero grams trans-fat Zero grams trans-fat
≤ 12 grams added sugar ≤ 5 grams added sugar ≤ 3.5 grams added sugar
≤ 750 mg Sodium ≤ 325 mg Sodium ≤ 215 mg sodium
No Fried Foods No Fried Foods No Fried Foods
No Hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated oils No Hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated oils No Hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated oils
The ¡Por Vida! Healthy Standard

Healthy menu criteria are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which suggests a balanced diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy and lean protein.

¡Por Vida! registered dietitians look for nutrient dense foods with minimal saturated fats, trans-fats, and sodium that meet the ¡Por Vida! standards.

Just for Kids

Children come in all shapes and sizes, and calorie and nutrient needs vary drastically by age and size. Consider these healthy suggestions.

  • Offer one or more servings of fruits and vegetables
  • Serve a variety of non-fried entrée items
  • Offer a variety of No Sugar Sweetened beverages
  • Portion sizes should be child-appropriate

Water is the most natural, healthiest beverage adults and children can drink. Treat other fluids like dessert - an occasional treat, but not the main course.

Nutritional Criteria developed and supported by the South Texas Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

For more information contact

¡Por Vida SA!
Phone: 210.207.2722
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