On my recent trip to Miami, Florida, I had the opportunity to hold a White House Business Council roundtable, hosted by the South Florida Hispanic chamber of Commerce. The roundtable discussion focused on challenges and accomplishments within the Hispanic community, including access to credit, broadband, small business, agricultural markets, plant pests, and community outreach.
While in Miami I was also invited to speak at the Latino Health and Wellness Expo in Miami. “La Exposicion de Salud” was well attended with over 800 participants.
This was a great chance for me to share USDA’s commitment to the health and wellness of the Hispanic community – including the Obama administration’s Let’s Move! initiative, which is committed to ending childhood obesity within one generation so that our kids will grow up healthier.
We’re helping the First Lady encourage our children to be more physically active and give parents the information they need to make healthy choices for their families. We have also worked hard to improve the quality of school breakfast and lunch to be sure our children have access to healthy, yet affordable, fruits and vegetables.
As we continue to partner with folks around the country to help the Hispanic community and all Americans, I wanted to take this chance to share some of the work we’re doing to give our children a healthy future. I applaud the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for not only promoting and facilitating business in South Florida but also for all the support they provide to the Hispanic community.