Let's Move, the campaign to end child obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama is taking on food deserts. Not dessert - as in chocolate cake and cookies. Desert - as in neighborhoods with any number of fried chicken spots, Chinese restaurants behind bullet proof glass, and corner convenience stores stocked with sodas, chips, 'cigar wrappers', and not much else." />
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Michelle Obama: Let’s Wipe Out Food Deserts

As part of Let’s Move, the campaign to end child obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama is taking on food deserts. Not dessert - as in chocolate cake and cookies. Desert - as in neighborhoods with any number of fried chicken spots, Chinese restaurants behind bullet proof glass, and corner convenience stores stocked with sodas, chips, ‘cigar wrappers’, and not much else. In short, a food desert is a place strangely absent of fresh fruit and vegetables. We’re talking areas of the country you might live in and if you have ever ventured to ‘the other side of town,’ the differences in food quality is striking. As a result, people who live in food deserts resort to eating food tagged responsible for weight gain and later in life, health problems.

Michelle Obama announced an ambitious $400 million effort to eradicate food deserts within 7 years.

 

Yes, that would be two Obama terms.

 


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gravatar iconSamantha- Mon, Jan 17, 2011 - 10:38 am

Michell Obama is very britty and nice

gravatar iconSally- Mon, Jan 17, 2011 - 10:39 am

I just like her very mutch.

gravatar iconAndy- Mon, Jan 17, 2011 - 10:40 am

She Is nice

gravatar iconAvery- Mon, Jan 17, 2011 - 10:41 am

I wish I was her daughter.

gravatar iconBrittney- Mon, Jan 17, 2011 - 10:42 am

I Love her.

gravatar iconMary L Mortimer- Wed, Jan 26, 2011 - 10:58 am

I’d love to have a camera on this woman and see how many of the White House & other lavish parties that she passes up the dessert. If so she can always sneak them into her apt. What a liar- just like her husband.

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