Friday, February 19, 2010

First Lady Takes Obesity Campaign to Philly School


Student Albalee Rosa is applauded by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and first lady Michelle Obama at Fairhill Elementary School in Philadelphia, Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, as Mrs. Obama's visited Philadelphia as part of her efforts to curb childhood obesity. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (Matt Rourke - AP)

First lady Michelle Obama says too many people across the country don't have a grocery store nearby where they can get fresh food. Mrs. Obama visited the Fairhill Elementary School in North Philadelphia on Friday afternoon as part of her campaign to curb childhood obesity. She announced plans for more than $400 million in funding to help bring healthy food retailers to underserved communities.

Courtesy: Washington Post. Click link for full post.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/19/AR2010021903384.html