Galveston County Daily News, Dec. 17, 2006 New York City ordered restaurants in the Big Apple to eliminate trans fat from all the meals they serve. The FDA warns that there is “no safe amount” of this artificial fat in packaged goods at your grocery. If Brad Chandler has his way, Texans will be eating healthier; at least those who dine at UTMB’s cafeterias or who receive meals while patients there. “We banned trans fats from both cafeteria and in-room meals about seven months ago,” said Chandler, the director of nutrition services at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. “It meant more expense to switch to healthier oils, plus some loss of shelf life, but we’ve gotten compliments on our decision.”