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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Too fat to fight?

A bunch of ex-military brass have announced that the nation' obesity epidemic is a threat to national security, as too many young adults are too heavy to enlist in the military.

"Mission: Readiness urged Congress to pass a new childhood nutrition law to remove school junk food, improve nutritional standards and quality of school meals, and to open access to anti-obesity programs for children."

If you're interested in learning more about what you eat check out "Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser, "Supersize Me" starring Morgan Spurlock or any of Michael Pollan's books about food and how it gets to our tables.

What do you think? Does your school lunch provide a healthy meal or is it all empty calories?

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