US army worried about youngsters being too fat to fight

US army worried about youngsters being too fat to fight

Weak Signal's progress: advanced

This Weak Signal came from: 
Corporate Press

The source of this Weak Signal: 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8655651.stm

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2005-now

Weak Signal's description 
US Generals have warned that rising rates of obesity among young Americans could undermine the future of the US military. More than a quarter of young Americans are now too fat to fight. The so-called fat crisis ruled out more potential military service recruits than any other medical factor. Therefore, a request has been sent to the US Congress to introduce laws to give US children better nutrition in schools, with less sugar, salt and fat. The problem is so serious from a national security perspective that more than 130 other retired generals, admirals and senior military leaders are calling on Congress to pass new child nutrition legislation.