Skip to comments.First Lady Cites Push for Healthy Produce, Even in Some Liquor Stores
Posted on 09/16/2010 5:43:26 PM PDT by smokingfrog
First Lady Michelle Obama told the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference on Wednesday that her Lets Move! campaign to end childhood obesity requires grassroots efforts in communities across the nation, such as planting community gardens and making fresh produce more readily available, including in liquor stores.
Obama cited a group in Detroit as a wonderful example of how local communities can make the campaign succeed.
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They drive a truck through the city, selling fresh, affordable produce, Obama said. And theyve set up a small market. Theyve planted a community garden. Theyve even convinced some of the local liquor stores to stock more fruits and vegetables.
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Obama likened the fight against childhood obesity to the civil rights movement and the role black Americans have played in bettering their lives.
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Good. I can pick up some limes for my Corona then.
Beer is good for you /jingle
As a child, I remember fondly going down to the liquor store to buy fresh produce ...
She needs to do something with that bubble butt of hers before she start harping on others.
My guess is they’re selling other stuff off the truck also, and the lettuce is sort of a cover crop.
Detroit is "busting at the seams" with people pouring in to take advantage of the better life, that's for sure.
Celery for the bloody Mary’s.
Lime is the only thing that makes skunky ol corona semi palatable
I like to liken my fight to get out of bed every morning to the civil rights movement.
Ahh the olden days when Vino was made of fresh produce..../s
And soon that guy driving a truck through the community selling fresh produce will be taxed out of business and also have to fill out millions of tax forms to buy the produce....
But after all, we don’t want this guy selling produce and maybe getting stinkin’ rich!
That's a serious "no ****er"
Not to get off topic, but why so wobbley Bob?
Back in the 60s when I lived up there, Strohs was the main brewski in town. But like a lot of other Motown industries, it crumbled.
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