Michelle Obama: We can create a world in which kids are ‘begging’ for vegetables [VIDEO]

Nicholas Ballasy Senior Video Reporter
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Michelle Obama said it is “possible” to “create” a world in which children are “begging and pleading” for their parents to buy more fruits and vegetables.

“Just think for a minute what this country could look like. Imagine walking into any grocery store in America and finding the healthiest options clearly marked and centrally placed so that you know within seconds what’s good for your family when you walk in that store,” said Michelle Obama at a childhood obesity conference on Friday.

“Imagine opening up a menu in any restaurant and knowing exactly what items will give your family the most nutrition for your hard earned dollar. Imagine our kids begging and pleading, throwing tantrums, to get you to buy more fruits and vegetables and whole grains.”

Michelle Obama, the co-chair of the Partnership for a Healthier America, said, “Yes! This is possible! It is possible to create this world.”

The first lady said this type of society could be created “with more information, responsible marketing, with better labels and product placement, with greater access and affordability.”