Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Eliminating Food Deserts - First Lady's Campaign to End Childhood Obesity

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (Matt Rourke - AP)

As part of the First Lady's campaign to end childhood obesity, the First Lady is targeting low income communities where the access to grocery stores is limited. The First Lady's goal is to give the urban areas access to more options.

The White House blog just released a new video of Michelle Obama talking about the her goal of eliminating "food deserts" which are usually low-income urban areas that don't have access to fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy foods. These areas are often dominated by fast food restaurants and convenience stores, making it hard for children whole live in these areas to get the nutritious food they need, as The First Lady points out. The video is part of Michelle's Let's Move! campaign, to fight childhood obesity and to eliminate food deserts within 7 years being processed...

Courtesy: The White House Blog and Huffington Post