Friday, May 23, 2014
Too Fat to Fight
Retired military generals, concerned about the impact of childhood obesity on military readiness, released a report titled, "Still Too Fat to Fight," available at this LINK. BusinessWeek picked up the story at this LINK. The report focuses on consumption of sugar-laden junk food by kids and teens, the fact that one out of five are ineligible to serve due to their weight, and the enormous cost of treating medical conditions of servicemen and their families linked to obesity. A built environment that discourages walking and biking, contributing significantly to this epidemic, does indeed affect our national security.