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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. March 19, 2016 (The Greeley Tribune)

    Childhood Obesity is a Rising Concern for the Military

    Media Coverage

  2. October 1, 2015 (The Westminster Window)

    Getting Youths Active Boosts National Security


  3. August 19, 2015 (Colorado Public Radio)

    Retired Military Leaders Set Sights on Colorado Obesity

    Media Coverage

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

    ND generals ask Congress to promote act that fights obesity

    Media Coverage

  5. June 3, 2015 (Montgomery Advertiser )

    Too fat to fight? Future soldiers battle the bulge

    Media Coverage