INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Obama says a proposed new supermarket in the middle of a blue-collar Hispanic neighborhood in Southern California is an example of how the effort to bring healthy foods to low-income communities is paying off.
The first lady on Wednesday visited the site of a future Northgate Gonzalez Market in Inglewood.
The new market is being financed by a public-private partnership called the California FreshWorks Fund, which is aimed at bringing grocers to areas spurned by traditional supermarket chains.
Mrs. Obama says these types of initiatives are helping to make a dent in the high rate of obesity and weight-related illnesses that plague inner cities.
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