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Food Insecurity and Child Nutrition

Five years ago, the typical school lunch menu included pizza, chicken nuggets, and French fries. Today, schools across the country are serving healthier food as a result of science-based school nutrition standards that were aimed at quelling the childhood obesity epidemic in America. As Congress considers the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Program, Council for a Strong America is educating lawmakers about the impact of healthy school food on national security. Currently, excess weight disqualifies nearly one-third of all young adults from military service.

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  1. October 20, 2023 (Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

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  2. October 20, 2023 (Real Clear Pennsylvania)

    Farm Bill Will Help Address Military Recruitment Crisis


  3. April 27, 2023 (Edwardsville Intelligencer)

    Most young Americans unfit for military service, generals warn

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  4. April 27, 2023 (Alton Telegraph)

    Most young Americans unfit for military service

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