Rosemary Farren, RD, LD, holding boxes, explains the calorie content and nutrition information in both regular Cheerios, Multi-Grain Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios to a group of shoppers during a grocery store tour at Kroger.

Emily Weaver/News Rosemary Farren, RD, LD, holding boxes, explains the calorie content and nutrition information in both regular Cheerios, Multi-Grain Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios to a group of shoppers during a grocery store tour at Kroger.
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MOUNT VERNON — Grocery shopping is difficult enough when you’re hungry, let alone if you have a preexisting condition like diabetes or high blood pressure that can turn what should be an ordinary task into an uphill climb. Rosemary Farren, RD, LD, diabetes coordinator, at Knox Community Hospital, and Jenny Parker, RN, and diabetes educator at KCH, headed up a grocery store tour at Kroger Tuesday night for those interested in learning how to shop for food products that are healthy for those with diabetes.

Farren and Parker took a group of roughly 13 people around the store and one by one they would ask about a food item in their diet or lives that they were unsure if it was healthy for a diabetic diet. Farren also said that the tour around the grocery store was good for your health, as walking helps to lower blood sugar, and eventually your weight.

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