Video: Michelle Obama takes on Food Deserts

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September 16, 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama: “Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice”

Posted by Nikki Sutton
Ed. Note: Cross-posted from the WhiteHouse.gov blog. As part of the Let’s Move! initiative, yesterday morning First Lady Michelle Obama joined Partnership for a Healthier America, Red Lobster, Olive Garden and other family chains owned by Darden Restaurants to announce a commitment from Darden to reduce calories and sodium in their meals and to provide healthier options in their kids’ menus.

 

About Shanta Premawardhana

Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana was recently appointed President of the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education in Chicago. A Baptist pastor from Sri Lanka, he was most recently the director for the Program Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation at the World Council of Churches (WCC), a worldwide fellowship of 349 Protestant and Orthodox churches based in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to moving to Geneva, Premawardhana served as the Associate General Secretary for Interfaith Relations at the National Council of Churches of Christ, based in New York. Following seminary education in Sri Lanka and India, Premawardhana arrived in the United States in 1981 for graduate study at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he earned his M.A. and Ph.D, in Religion. Continuing to live in the Chicago area, he founded the Chicago Ashram of Jesus Christ, a Christian community with an outreach to South Asian immigrants from many cultural backgrounds and religious traditions and served for fourteen years as senior pastor of Ellis Avenue Church located in the south side of Chicago.
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One Response to Video: Michelle Obama takes on Food Deserts

  1. Johan Buckley says:

    This essay sheds an interesting light upon Michelle Obama and her connections to WalMart. Seems like there was something to be gained by all this talk of food deserts:

    http://kmgarcia2000.blogspot.com/2011/01/wal-mart-obama-connection.html

    Someone should invent an alarm that goes off in cases of dirty philanthropy?

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