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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. October 26, 2020 (Colorado Springs Gazette)

    Coronavirus exacerbates military's problem finding qualified recruits

    Media Coverage

  2. October 26, 2020 (Jonesboro Sun)

    Generals: Child obesity imperils nation

    Media Coverage

  3. October 16, 2020 (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

    Report details how COVID-19, malnutrition affect national security

    Media Coverage

  4. October 16, 2020 (Arkansas Democrat Gazette)

    At crisis level

    Media Coverage

  5. September 29, 2020 (New Food Magazine)

    US concerned over Covid-inflamed national security problem

    Media Coverage

  6. September 29, 2020 (Hot Springs Village Voice)

    Mission: Readiness report links obesity to national security

    Media Coverage

  7. September 22, 2020

    Breaking Point


  8. September 11, 2020 (We Are The Mighty)

    Obesity severely impacting military mission readiness

    Media Coverage