Obesity: U.S. Armed Forces Are Under Attack

Complete video available for free at http://fora.tv/2012/05/23/Obesity_National_Security_Battle_to_Reduce_Waistlines

Rear Admiral James Arden Barnett Jr., Deputy Commander of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, presents startling statistics about how the obesity epidemic is affecting the potential recruiting class for the United States Armed Forces.


Obesity is not just an individual health concern. As the leading medical disqualifier for young adults denied entry into the armed forces, obesity is also a major national security risk. What role can government, communities and health professionals play to reverse this troubling trend and guarantee the nation is able to recruit and sustain a healthy set of armed forces? Join National Journal as we gather experts from the military, leading academics, advocacy groups, and health professionals to provide insight into this critical topic.



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