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Thursday, 22nd April 2010

New Report: "Too Fat to Fight"

New Report: "Too Fat to Fight" (PDF; 2.2 MB)
Source: Mission: Readiness
From press release (PDF; 175 KB):

More than 9 million young adults - 27 percent of all Americans age 17 to 24 - are too overweight to join the military, according to a new report released by MISSION: READINESS, a non-profit group of more than 130 retired admirals, generals and other senior military leaders.

Declaring that escalating rates of child obesity pose a serious threat to national security, retired military leaders joined Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today in support of new child nutrition legislation to help reduce the obesity epidemic and expand the pool of healthy young adults available for military service.


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