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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. July 16, 2016 (Bismarck Tribune)

    Generals right, it’s time to slim down

    Media Coverage

  2. March 19, 2016 (The Greeley Tribune)

    Childhood Obesity is a Rising Concern for the Military

    Media Coverage

  3. October 1, 2015 (The Westminster Window)

    Getting Youths Active Boosts National Security

    Op-Ed

  4. August 19, 2015 (Colorado Public Radio)

    Retired Military Leaders Set Sights on Colorado Obesity

    Media Coverage

  5. July 9, 2015 (Associated Press/Fargo)

    ND generals ask Congress to promote act that fights obesity

    Media Coverage

  6. June 3, 2015 (Montgomery Advertiser )

    Too fat to fight? Future soldiers battle the bulge

    Media Coverage