Kroger partners with Ohio first lady Karen Kasich on heart initiative


CINCINNATI — Kroger announced earlier this week that all of its Ohio pharmacies will be partnering with the state’s first lady, Karen Kasich, in February to highlight the importance of maintaining good heart health.


A family history of heart disease prompted Kasich to lend her support to the Ohio-based grocer’s heart health campaign. “If you look at my family, anybody who has passed away has died of some type of heart disease," she said. "I’m teaming up with Kroger because it’s a wonderful Ohio company with great reach in our community. Selecting fresh produce, visiting with a dietitian or getting a blood pressure screening, all can be done easily inside their stores.”

As part of the month-long promotion, Kroger Pharmacies will offer personalized blood pressure and cholesterol screenings at no cost. The services will be available by appointment, and while supplies last.


“These services are first steps for patients who want to take control of their heart health, but don’t know where to start,” stated Ryan Davis, pharmacy merchandiser for Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton Division. “Kroger Pharmacists are trained medical professionals. While their advice should never override a patient’s doctor, they are an accessible and convenient option for patients who want to get their heart health on track.”


Throughout the month, dietitians with The Little Clinic will be offering complimentary nutrition education events inside select locations.

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