Lynwood Restaurant Joins Program To Offer More Healthful Options

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SUZIE: A LYNWOOD RESTAURANT IS MAKING IT EASIER TO EAT OUT.

THERE WAS A CELEBRATION IN LA HUASTECA ON IMPERIAL HIGHWAY.

IT IS THE LATEST RESTAURANT TO JOIN THE EFFORT.

REPORTER: MEXICAN FOOD IS A FAN FAVORITE FOR MANY OF US BUT COMES AT A COST TO YOUR WAISTLINE.

IT'S ALWAYS A GOOD OPTION TO HAVE HEALTHIER OPTIONS HERE.

REPORTER: LA HUASTECA MADE BIG CHANGES TO THE MENU.

DECREASE THE PORTIONS AND THE PRICE ON IT.

SO IT'S A WIN-WIN SITUATION FOR OUR GUESTS.

REPORTER: THE CHANGES ARE ALSO FOR THE CHILDREN.

RATHER THAN HAVE FRIES OR RICE, HAVE VEGETABLES, SALADS, FRUIT.

REPORTER: THE RESTAURANT IS PARTNERED WITH ST.

FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER TO BE RECOGNIZED AS THE FIRST SOUTH L.

A.

RESTAURANT IN LYNWOOD.

SEES AN AWFUL LOT OF PATIENTS WHO COME TO US BECAUSE OF CHRONIC CONDITIONS AS A RESULT OF OBESITY AND DIABETES.

REPORTER: THEY HOPE THE CHANGES WILL MEAN CHANGES IN THE HEALTH OF THE COMMUNITY.

MANY RESTAURANTS PEOPLE OVEREAT, THE PORTION SIZES ARE LARGE, TOO MUCH SUGAR AND SALT AND FAT, TOO MANY CALORIES AND THAT'S WHAT THIS PROGRAM IS ALL ABOUT, IT'S ABOUT PARTNERING WITH THE RESTAURANT SECTOR AND WORKING WITH THEM TO OFFER HEALTHIER OPTIONS.

REPORTER: THERE ARE ALREADY 600 OR 700 RESTAURANTS SELECTED AS.

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