20 April 2010

School Lunch Endangering the Nation?

Sign these guys up with Jamie Oliver... There's a group of retired officers who say that school lunches are a national security threat because they're making kids too fat to join the military.

A group of retired military officers says high-calorie school lunches are threatening national security.
A study by the group Mission: Readiness finds that school lunches are making American kids so fat that fewer of them can meet the military's physical fitness standards. That, in turn, is putting recruitment in jeopardy.
A report from the group, being released Tuesday, says that 27 percent of Americans ages 17 to 24 are too overweight to join the military.
One of the officers, retired Navy Rear Admiral James Barnett Jr., says many young Americans are simply too fat to fight.
The officers are pushing for passage of a wide-ranging nutrition bill that aims to make the nation's school lunches healthier.

First, there's always the Air Force, it's not really the military, is it? hahaha
Second, I'm not sure that casting it as a military-based move after 9 years of war is the best way to get the lunch-lady to pay attention to what she's feeding people.

By: Brant

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