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Taking on “Food Deserts”

In a short video, First Lady Michelle Obama explains what’s being done to eliminate nutritional wastelands across America.

Food desert?  What’s a food desert? 

As part of Lets Move!, the campaign to end childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama is taking on food deserts.  These are nutritional wastelands that exist across America in both urban and rural communities where parents and children simply do not have access to a supermarket.  Some 23.5 million Americans – including 6.5 million children – currently live in food deserts.  Watch the video below and learn what the First Lady is doing to help families in these areas across the country.