Yesterday, Michelle Obama announced the White House’s plan to get fresh food to areas that are known as food deserts. In March of 2010, she announced that she planned to work toward eliminating food deserts completely in the next seven years. Yesterday’s announcement is part of that plan, and, according to the first lady, “a very big deal.”

Details of this plan, according to Obama Foodorama, include national stores like Walmart, SuperValu and Walgreens opening or expanding 1,500 stores in communities that are considered underserved as well as regional stores making commitments to bring fresh food to food deserts.

You can watch the entire announcement below.

If you’d like to read a transcript from the announcement, Obama Foodorama has got that covered. 

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Watch: The White House and retailers team up to fight food deserts
The first lady announces the White House's joint efforts with grocery stores and other retailers to bring fresh, healthy foods to underserved areas.