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Jamie Oliver’s Attack on America’s School Cafeterias Is Inaccurate

jamie oliverThere is no argument that from shows like NBC’s Biggest Loser to segments on Dr. Phil, America is being portrayed as an overweight country on the brink of obesity and heart disease.

As a result, many critics are casting the blame of the obesity epidemic on public and private school systems, claiming that children are not being taught to value the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

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Military Faces Too Fat to Fight Young Recruits

young recruitThe effects of America’s expanding waistlines are spreading to all corners and facets of the country, including the military. In trying to attract new young recruits, the military is challenged by teenagers who are too overweight to be enlisted.

According to USA Today, Mission:Readiness, a non-profit group of retired military personnel, says that about 75 percent of today’s young adults wouldn’t be able to join the military if they wanted to because they are either too heavy, didn’t graduate from high school, have criminal records or have other health problems.

In an effort to maintain the nation’s security, Mission:Readiness is calling on schools to ramp up the nutrition of their school lunch programs now so that risk to the nation’s level of preparedness can be prevented down the road.

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