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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. March 25, 2020 (Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

    Kids need fresh, nutritious food

    Op-Ed

  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 11, 2019 (Great Day Washington/WUSA9)

    Mission: Readiness is working to prepare the best of the best

    Media Coverage

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

    State, local leaders gather to discuss military and nutrition

    Media Coverage