I had the chance to talk with Andrea Thomas, Wal-Mart’s Vice President of Sustainability, about Wal-Mart’s new healthy eating initiative. She kindly answered a few questions I had about the programs.
A new study by the Prevention Institute, called “Claiming Health”, examines front of package labeling children’s food. Their findings are not promising.
Wal-Mart announced their intentions this morning to make food healthier and to make healthy food affordable. Working with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative, Wal-Mart will increase accessibility to healthy foods through lower prices, location of stores, and better nutrition in popular packaged items.