Texans who love their cheesy enchiladas and chicken-fried steak, take heart.
Lawmakers who want to ban trans fats in Texas restaurants say there's no need to worry about losing any flavor in their favorite foods if healthy oils and ingredients are used instead.
Sen. Eliot Shapleigh of El Paso and Rep. Carol Alvarado of Houston, both democrats,have introduced legislation that would phase in bans of trans fats in restaurants.
They say the move would help fight the obesity epidemic and help reduce health insurance costs.
And, giving weight to their argument is the Texas Restaurant Association. The industry group said Monday that many of its members are moving to get rid of trans fats anyway, and that the association backs the legislation
To get more insight on the recent legislation, Anne Newton, a registered dietitian at the Physicians Centre appeared on News 3 at 5.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.