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US Latinos urged to eat more fruit and vegetables

12 April 2012 Last updated at 18:13 BST

Poor nutrition has resulted in obesity rates in the US's Latin American community which are 25% higher than for other ethnic groups.

A group in Los Angeles is developing a project which aims to raise awareness among Latinos about the importance of eating fruit and vegetables.

Margarita Rodriguez reports.

Video produced by BBC Mundo's Valeria Perasso.