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Childhood Obesity

In three decades, obesity tripled in the United States. As a result, American businesses are incurring billions of dollars each year in obesity-related medical spending, and the U.S. military is having trouble finding healthy recruits. State and federal policies are starting to catch-up with this fast-paced epidemic, providing the foundation for healthy foods in schools and safe walking and biking routes, among other solutions. Council for a Strong America supports initiatives that enable children to lead healthy lives, building a stronger economy and military.

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  1. May 12, 2019 (Hot Springs Sentinel Record)

    Obesity and the military

    Media Coverage

  2. December 11, 2018 (The Forum (Fargo, ND))

    Good nutrition is critical for national security


  3. October 23, 2018 (Virginian-Pilot)

    Editorial: Young adults: Unhealthy, unprepared for work

    Media Coverage

  4. October 18, 2018 (Esther Cepeda/Washington Post Writers Group)

    Poor nutrition endangers our national security

    Media Coverage

  5. October 17, 2018 (The Daily Signal/Heritage Foundation)

    Obese Americans Pose Growing Risk to National Security

    Media Coverage