First Lady Visits Springfield, Mo. Walmart to Celebrate Let's Move Anniversary
First Lady Michelle Obama visited a Walmart store in Springfield, Mo., on February 28, to celebrate the retailer's progress in making food healthier, more affordable and available to consumers across the country.
Making food healthier and healthier food more affordable
At Walmart, our journey with nutrition began where everything does—with our customers and our mission of helping people save money and live better. To more and more of our customers, living better means the ability to walk into our stores and find affordable food that will help their families live healthier lives. We believe a family shouldn’t have to choose between food that is healthier for them and food they can afford.
That’s why we’re working with suppliers to reduce salt and sugar in key products, starting with our own Great Value brand. We’re doubling the amount of locally grown produce we buy, supporting the farmers in local communities. Since 2011, we've saved our customers $2.3 billion on fresh fruits and vegetables. We’re also providing a new Great for You icon, appearing on select products in our stores, to make it easy for customers to instantly identify healthier choices.
In 2011, we made five commitments to make food healthier and healthier food more affordable.
We developed a Great For You icon, appearing on select products in our stores, to make it easy for customers to instantly identify healthier choices.
Walmart is reformulating thousands of everyday packaged food items by 2015 to reduce sodium, added sugars and industrially produced trans fats.