Too Fat to Fight? New Study Shows Recruits Turned Away because of Weight
St. Louis, MO (KPLR) America’s battle against obesity has reached the front lines. According to a new report, 25% of young American, potential recruits for the military, are turned away because they’re simply too fat to fight. The problem is potentially so serious commanders of all ranks who spearheaded the study describe it as a potential threat to National security. More than a hundred retired generals and admirals warned of the problem two years ago. Hundreds of recruits also wind up discharged early… because of weight-related issues. Military leaders say the problem is reversible. They’re now targeting school lunch programs and vending machines in hopes of getting younger kids to eat healthier and be combat ready.