Media Coverage | June 28, 2014

Recruits' Ineligibility Tests the Military

More than two-thirds of American youth wouldn't qualify for military service

A Wall Street Journal article explores the reasons why young Americans are ineligible for military service and cites Mission: Readiness’ work to improve nutrition in schools and expand access to early education:

Obesity, the single biggest reason for disqualifying new recruits, and other obstacles, such as poor education, led 90 retired military leaders in 2009 to form Mission: Readiness, a nonprofit aimed at raising awareness and seeking solutions.


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