24 Oct '15, 4pm

The national obesity epidemic may affect our ability to defend ourselves:

The national obesity epidemic may affect our ability to defend ourselves:

The nation’s obesity epidemic is causing significant recruiting problems for the military, with one in three young adults nationwide too fat to enlist. It is estimated that over the next five years, based on current trends, so many young Americans will be grossly overweight that the military will be unable to recruit enough qualified soldiers. Mission: Readiness (Military Leaders for Kids) has published “Too Fat to Fight ,” in an attempt to get junk food out of America’s schools. The nonprofit, non-partisan group is promoting healthy school lunches across the nation as a way to combat the problem. According to their report, the group of over 120 retired Generals, Admirals, and other senior leaders of the United States Armed Forces found that otherwise excellent recruit prospects, some of them with generations of sterling military service in their family history, are being ...

Full article: http://www.militaryconnection.com/blog/6500/are-we-gettin...

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