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Walmart’s Thinking Healthy?

Walmart is making a change. Big time. To help promote a healthier lifestyle they are using their monsturous selling power to limit the amount of unhealthy food in the products they sell. Have you noticed more “healthy” food usually costs more than the “normal” food? Walmart aims to end this and make a few other changes.

Not only are they making changes in the store’s products but in the store itself. By 2010 Walmart will begin opening smaller sized Walmarts in urban areas. There’s even talks of moving into New York City.

I was always told how bad Walmart was for the American people and it’s jobs but this is truly something that appears to benefit everyone. Or it could just be a publicity ploy to get the growing population of healthy eaters to venture into the isles of Walmart. Time will only tell.

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Linda Shrieves – Orlando Sentinel

The four-year plan, which company officials announced in Washington with the First Lady, includes reducing salt and sugar as well as eliminating trans fats in packaged foods. Officials for the world’s largest retail chain also plan to cut the prices of fresh fruits and vegetables — and will build stores in low-income neighborhoods where consumers have few choices to buy food beyond gas stations and convenience stores.

“No family should have to choose between food that is healthier for them and food they can afford,” said Bill Simon, president and CEO of Walmart U.S. “We are committed to working with suppliers, government and non-governmental organizations to provide solutions that help Americans eat healthier and live a better life.”

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