National security is threatened by the sharp rise in obesity rates for young people over the last 15 years, the group Mission: Readiness contends. Weight problems are now the leading medical reason that recruits are rejected, the group says, and thus jeopardize the military’s ability to fill its ranks.
The solution? To throw some money at it of course…
The school lunch bill, currently awaiting a Senate vote, would establish healthier options for all foods in schools, including vending machine items. The legislation would spend $4.5 billion more over 10 years for nutrition programs.
Full Story – HERE
There are going to be a bunch of cranky kids in the school system if they are going to have to eat celery and baby carrots rather than Twinkies and Dunk-a-roos.
<tinfoil> I wonder if this pending bill is evidence of a planned draft? </tinfoil>
I talked about a similar story in November 2009 from the Military perspective – HERE