Latino shoppers learn about healthy grocery options

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Dignity Health and the American Heart Association organized a free grocery store tour Tuesday to give shoppers information about proper nutrition simple healthy shopping techniques.

Customers also free reusable shopping bags.

The Vallarta Supermarket on Panama  Lane wanted to educate Latinos about healthy food choices to reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease.

Heart disease is the number one killer in the Latino community. Hispanics are 1.2 times as likely to be obese than non-Hispanic white people.

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