Retired Military Leaders Fret Kids Will Be 'Too Fat To Fight'
By Allison Linn
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy … ght-n95956
The U.S. Army says more than three-fourths of 17- to 24-year-olds today are not eligible to join the military because they aren’t fit enough or don’t meet other basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or being able to read or write properly.
Current military officials agree that the nation’s obesity epidemic has created a serious problem, currently and for the next generation of soldiers. They say the military also is starting to address the issue, with efforts such as improving nutrition for current service members and by trying to help military families promote healthy eating and exercise habits with their children.
We all know the dangers of over weight kids becoming overweight adults,but not having enough soldiers for future defense is very serious.
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