First lady to showcase fresh-food offering at Chicago-area Walgreens

CHICAGO — First Lady Michelle Obama will be visiting with mayors from 10 U.S. cities on Oct. 25 at a Chicago-area Walgreens, according to published reports.

First Lady Obama, along with Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, will be discussing her "Let's Move" campaign to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity.

The Walgreens hosting the First Lady has been expanded with a fresh food assortment as part of that chain's 1,000-store pledge to alleviate urban food deserts. The locations offer more than 750 new food items, including fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen meats and fish, pasta, rice, beans, eggs, whole grain cereals and other healthy meal components.