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Michelle Obama Speaks to Food Makers

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Michelle Obama is taking her fight against childhood obesity directly to food producers. The Grocery Manufacturers Association invited the U.S. First Lady to speak Tuesday at its science forum, the Associated Press reported.

Previously, Obama has said she'd like to see easier-to-understand labels on foods "so parents won't have to spend hours squinting at words that they can't pronounce to figure out whether the foods that they're buying are healthy or not."

The First Lady has also said she would like companies that supply foods to schools to improve nutritional quality, the AP reported.

The food industry is open to cooperating with the federal government on finding ways to make healthier foods, according to Scott Faber, a lobbyist for the grocery association.

"Consumers are demanding more and more healthy choices," he said. "Our industry will do our part by changing the way we make and market our foods, but government has a big role to play as well," he told the AP.

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