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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. January 30, 2020 (The Greenwood Commonwealth )

    Obesity is growing military concern

    Media Coverage

  2. January 23, 2020 (Mississippi Public Broadcasting)

    Mississippians Too Unhealthy to Serve in Military

    Media Coverage

  3. November 26, 2019 (National Guard Association of the United States)

    Mission: Readiness Group Marks Decade of Service

    Media Coverage

  4. November 26, 2019 (Free Lance-Star)

    Poor nutrition threatens military readiness

    Op-Ed

  5. November 19, 2019 (Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press)

    Editorial: Recruits must shape up or ship out

    Media Coverage

  6. November 7, 2019 (13 News Now (ABC/Norfolk))

    State, local leaders gather to discuss military and nutrition

    Media Coverage

  7. October 8, 2019 (WAND (NBC/Champaign, IL))

    High obesity rates affecting military recruiting

    Media Coverage