Kentucky generals in favor of school-lunch program standards
Childhood obesity was the topic of discussion Tuesday at Southern Middle School.
What's long been called an epidemic in the U.S. is having on impact on our armed forces.
According to a new report from MISSION:READINESS, more than 70 percent of Kentucky's young adults do not qualify for military service because they're considered obese.
Retired generals from Kentucky say obesity can be best combated with healthier school nutrition.
Lawmakers in Washington are considering the future of the National School Lunch program as part of the re-authorization of the Child Nutrition Act.
The generals are part of the non-partisan national security organization MISSION: READINESS and even though school nutrition can be a political hot-button issue, the generals say their concern goes beyond democrat and republican interests.