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What about food?

Posted on | April 21, 2010 | No Comments

If there is one thing we are all have an interest in it is food!

Yet, when it comes to food we fail miserably to really think about how it can have an impact on our lives and the lives of those around us.

Jamie Oliver won this years TED Prize and hopes to create a food revolution!

Give the video a look!

We can ignore the food guy if we really want, food is his thing.

What about the US military?

The US military is saying the same thing!

WASHINGTON — Too fat to fight? Many American children are so overweight from being fed french fries, pizza and other unhealthy foods at school lunchrooms that they cannot handle the physical rigors of being in the military, a group of retired officers say in a new report.

National security is threatened by the sharp rise in obesity rates for young people over the last 15 years, the group Mission: Readiness contends. Weight problems are now the leading medical reason that recruits are rejected, the group says, and thus jeopardize the military’s ability to fill its ranks.

In a report released Tuesday, the group says that 9 million young adults, or 27 percent of all Americans ages 17 to 24, are too fat to join the military. The retired officers were on Capitol Hill advocating for passage of a wide-ranging nutrition bill that aims to make the nation’s school lunches healthier.

The military group acknowledges that other things keep young adults out of the armed services, such as a criminal record or the lack of a high school diploma.

We need to be thinking seriously about our education and are we feeding education in the literal sense?

If we are not teaching about food why not?

It is not too late BUT you need to start.

Make it small and make it meaningful BUT START.

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