UPDATE 1-Pentagon attacks obesity with new food choices

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    UPDATE 1-Pentagon attacks obesity with new food choices
    reuters.com ^ | 2/9/12 | reuters


    UPDATE 1-Pentagon attacks obesity with new food choices | Reuters
    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Obese Americans in the military are a national security hazard and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama wants to see that change.

    Obama, who has led a healthy eating and fitness program for children for two years, lent her voice on Thursday to the military's efforts to overhaul the food it serves.

    In an event at Little Rock Air Force Base, Obama announced a new Pentagon obesity and nutritional awareness campaign that will change nutrition standards across the services for the first time in 20 years.

    The changes will bring more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and food choices that are lower in fat to 1.45 million troops a day at all 1,100 American military dining facilities in the coming months.

    "This isn't just a drop in the bucket - this is really a big splash," Obama said.

    "It's happening because our military leaders know it's not just a diet issue, it's not just a health issue. This is truly a national security issue," she said
     
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    Here you go soldier. Now that you have burned 8000 calories humping over that hill into enemy fire, you can have this yummy piece of cardboard chalk full of fiber for lunch.

    I was in the best shape of my life in the military and I had to literally eat an entire table full of food just to maintain my body weight.
     
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    Oh, I don't know how much has changed since I retired, but we were damn lucky to get fresh fruits and vegetables to eat when we were overseas.

    You didn't have to force ME to eat that stuff. I was grateful to have it when it was available.

    And I can't tell you how much damned irradiated milk I drank. They still serve that shit?
     
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    Holy smokes. I am sick of this woman and her claiming first it was OUR children are National Security risk because of obesity, now she is attacking our Military..

    who the fuck voted for and put this woman in charge of what we eat?
     
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    Granny says dey musta come `round an' seen some of Ferd's g/f's...
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    US obesity 'higher than thought'
    2 April 2012 - How should obesity be calculated?
    Uncle Ferd says Yea?, well he bets dey got fat girls in England too.
    :tongue:
     
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    Mebbe dey can't fit past the bathroom door?...
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    Texas hospital reportedly bars obese workers -- and it might be legal
    April 05, 2012 | Not everything should be bigger in Texas.
     
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    I see so according to you making it so that military members have to option to eat healthy food means Obama is telling people how to eat.
    It really amazes me. If Obama support cracking down on gang crime republicans who call it an infringement on their liberties and something about job killing.
    However Stephanie isn’t really a republican/conservative he’s just a liberal trying to make conservatives look like total dumbasses
     
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    Pregnancy obesity link to autism...
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    Obesity in pregnancy linked to autism
    9 Apr.`12 - Mothers who are obese or have diabetes during pregnancy may be more likely to have babies with autism or other developmental delays, said a US study published on Monday.
     
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    you really are worked- up potty mouth. :eusa_naughty:

    Why obesity is a national security threat - CNN.com
     
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    It's called Fitness Tests.....if they want to weed people out like Bodecca.

    Don't mess with the chow hall where greasy cheeseburgers are good for 20 year old guys needing to recharge their batteries.

    I couldn't woof down enough calories during boot camp, SERE school, etc....
     

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