Thursday, January 20, 2011

Michelle Obama partners with Walmart to make healthier food

The First Lady today announced a huge partnership with Walmart stating that the huge grocer manufacturer will start selling healthier and more affordable.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Thursday that it plans to gradually reduce the prices of its fruits and vegetables and lower the amount of fats, sugars and salts in the food it sells in a campaign to improve public health. Details were scant and promises were plentiful during a joint event Thursday featuring the First Lady Michelle Obama and Wal-Mart U.S. president Bill Simon in the nation's capital. But the world's largest retailer said its goals included reformulating thousands of its Great Value private-label foods over the next five years to cut sodium 25% and added sugars 10%, and prodding major makers of brand name products to do the same.
"Efforts like this show us that yes, we can improve how we make and sell food in this country. - First Lady

FYI - I am loving the new hair which is probably the end product of her glamourus updo from last night's state dinner. Love it!


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