Yesterday, I put a post "to0 fat to fight"
A group of retired admirals and generals released a report in April expressing concern with America's obesity problem
The report, called "Too Fat to Fight," outlines how America's obesity statistics are seen by some as a security threat. The study calls on Congress to pass nutrition legislation to remove junk food from schools and clean up the quality of lunchroom meal.
Some military leaders worry that the shrinking pool of eligible potential service members will cause problems for future generations.
I happened to catch this on the television news last night. I thought to myself- serendipity!
A law passed. An action undertaken to deal with the problem of a future shortage of soldiers
A state law goes into effect next month that regulates food and beverages in schools includes a provision for body mass index (BMI) and weight screening for students in four grade levels. (Look! Exactly what the military group wanted in their report released in April)
The law calls for participating schools to require students in kindergarten, third grade, fifth grade, and ninth grade to undergo screening for BMI and weight status before May 1 of each year.