Food Politics

First Lady Sips a Smoothie in North Philly

Michelle Obama
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Michelle Obama swung by North Philly’s Progress Plaza Fresh Grocer today and ordered a “strawberry twister smoothie” with strawberries, banana and blueberries from the supermarket before heading over to Fairhill Elementary school to talk to schoolkids as part of her Let’s Move campaign. The supermarket was partially financed by by the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative, an innovative public-private program incorporating grants and loans to encourage supermarket development in underserved neighborhoods, that the Obama White House is using as a model for a national version.

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