Michelle Obama Pays Visit to Inglewood Today
The First Lady at the White House garden
The White House
As part of her "Let's Move!" nationwide health campaign for fitness and healthier food, First Lady Michelle Obama will be making a stop in Inglewood today -- the second day of her two-day visit to Los Angeles. She'll speak to supporters at a future site for a Northgate Gonzalez Market.
The "Let's Move!" campaign provides California with a $264 million FreshWorks Fund to help finance grocery businesses in areas underserved by traditional supermarkets.
She'll speak on the progress of the market and the importance in food development projects like it in underprivileged communities.
Yesterday Obama made an appearance on The Tonight Show, where she told the diet-hating Jay Leno to lighten up and add some fruit and vegetables to his all-American unhealthy eating habits. She even brought fresh honey from the White House garden.
Northgate Gonzalez Market runs 34 stores in Southern California. The company received a $20 million loan from the FreshWorks Fund. Northgate is working on opening new stores in City Heights and South Los Angeles. The site of today's visit is on the 10000 block of South Prairie Avenue.
The First Lady is scheduled for a luncheon in Hancock Park that will end at 1 p.m., after which she will head over to Inglewood.
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