Quote of the Week

March 17, 2010 at 10:23 pm Leave a comment

“Here’s the thing–we can build shiny new supermarkets on every block, but we need those supermarkets to actually provide healthy options at prices people can afford. And we can insist that our schools serve better food, but we need to actually produce that food….

“We need you not just to tweak around the edges, but to entirely rethink the products that you’re offering, the information that you provide about these products, and how you market those products to our children.

“”I’m asking you to actively promote healthy foods and healthy habits to our kids.  Just as we can shape our children’s preferences for high-calorie, low-nutrient foods–with a lot of persistence, we can also turn them on to high-quality, healthier foods as well.”

–First Lady Michelle Obama, keynote address to the Grocery Manufacturers Association, representing the nation’s largest food businesses.

Entry filed under: Commentary, food access, Politics/ Policy, School Lunch, Sustainable Food, Uncategorized. Tags: , , , , , , .

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