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Mission Readiness

Moms to Military: Thanks for Fighting for Children's Health

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Why are military leaders concerned about childhood obesity? It's a shocking fact that approximately one in four young adults is too overweight to join the military.

Does Capitalism Have to Promote Child Abuse?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 01.16.2012 | Home
Kerry Trueman

Republicans have torpedoed the USDA's attempts to reduce the amount of pizza, french fries and salt that our kids consume at school. Why? Because the frozen pizza companies, the salt industry and potato growers asked them to. Really. It's that simple.

Why Johnny Can't March: School Food as National Security Threat

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

Last week an organization of retired military officers called Mission: Readiness published their findings that more than one quarter of Americans age 17-24 are "Too fat to fight."

Obesity & Military: Almost 30 Percent Of Young Americans Too Fat To Fight, Generals Say

McClatchy | Patrick Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A group of more than 50 retired generals and admirals says a growing number of young Americans are too fat to fight. A study released last week by Mi...