Retired Generals Say Junk Food An Issue Of National Security

from blog.al.com: What do french fries and cokes, candy bars and the school cafeteria have to do with national security? According to a group of 300 retired admirals and generals called Mission: Readiness, three-quarters of Americans aged 17 through 24 are not capable of serving in the military, many of them because of weight. The people at Mission: Readiness believe the meals American schools serve their children are a major culprit. "We cannot succeed in teaching our children to eat healthier foods while selling them 400 billion junk food calories in our schools every year," a Mission: Readiness study called "Still Too Fat to Fight" says. According to the study, a quarter of young adults in this country would be ineligible to serve in the military due to being overweight.

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