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First Lady Visits Mo. Wal-Mart

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First lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) dances with school children during a debut of a school exercise program February 28, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama unveiled a new program called "Let's Move Active Schools" to help schools create a physical activity programs for students.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

First lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) dances with school children during a debut of a school exercise program February 28, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama unveiled a new program called “Let’s Move Active Schools” to help schools create a physical activity programs for students. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Michelle Obama has visited a Walmart in Springfield to promote her campaign to fight childhood obesity.

The first lady made the stop Thursday during a two-day tour celebrating her “Let’s Move” campaign. She praised Walmart for giving customers what she called “healthy products at a price they can afford” and for opening stores in underserved communities.

Mrs. Obama toured the southwest Missouri store with Walmart officials, who also announced a new “Great For You” icon the store is now using to highlight healthy foods.

Earlier Thursday, the first lady was in Chicago to announce a new public-private partnership to help schools get students to be more active. “Let’s Move Active Schools” includes a website where schools can sign up to get started.

(Information in the following story is from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com)

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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