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Michelle Obama brings anti-obesity fight to food giants

March 16, 2010
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama has talked to schools and nutrition groups across the country in her effort to reduce childhood obesity. On Tuesday she will face the food companies that make the snacks and junk food that stuff grocery aisles and school vending machines.

Not that the companies mind. The Grocery Manufacturers Association -- which counts Kraft Foods Inc., Coca Cola Co. and General Mills Inc. among its members -- invited her to speak at its science forum.

Welcoming the first lady and embracing her campaign for healthier kids, launched earlier this year, could have advantages.

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