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Michelle Obama will promote 'Mi Plato' on Tampa stop

Published Jan. 26, 2012

TAMPA — First lady Michelle Obama plans to visit an international food store in Tampa Thursday to promote My Plate, or Mi Plato, a federal initiative to encourage healthy eating.

The event is closed to the public. Security over Mrs. Obama's visit will force morning closure of the grocery, the National Supermarket at 8401 N Armenia Ave. in Central Tampa.

Mrs. Obama will join Goya Foods president Bob Unanue near noon. They're expected to announce a partnership between Goya and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to increase awareness of Mi Plato among Hispanics. Goya is the nation's largest Hispanic-owned food company.

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