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  1. 01 May '10 18:09
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8655651.stm

    US youngsters are too fat to fight, warn generals

    Former generals want Congress to act to give children better food in schools
    Rising rates of obesity among young Americans could undermine the future of the US military, two retired generals have warned.


    question: should govt step in to try solve this problem?
  2. 01 May '10 18:10
    Well, since public schools are already offering unhealthy food, the government is in fact aggravating the problem. So they should offer healthy food instead, which will also set an example for these kids that they can follow later in their life.
  3. Standard member avalanchethecat
    Not actually a cat
    01 May '10 18:17
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8655651.stm

    [b]US youngsters are too fat to fight, warn generals

    Former generals want Congress to act to give children better food in schools
    Rising rates of obesity among young Americans could undermine the future of the US military, two retired generals have warned.


    question: should govt step in to try solve this problem?[/b]
    Nah, just overfeed everyone else in the world and BINGO! World peace.
  4. 01 May '10 18:27
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8655651.stm

    [b]US youngsters are too fat to fight, warn generals

    Former generals want Congress to act to give children better food in schools
    Rising rates of obesity among young Americans could undermine the future of the US military, two retired generals have warned.


    question: should govt step in to try solve this problem?[/b]
    Its simple really, just cut out school lunches and watch the youngsters lose weight overnight. Not only that, think of all the money tax payers will save. No doubt, it is a win/win scenerio!!
  5. 01 May '10 18:32
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8655651.stm

    [b]US youngsters are too fat to fight, warn generals

    Former generals want Congress to act to give children better food in schools
    Rising rates of obesity among young Americans could undermine the future of the US military, two retired generals have warned.


    question: should govt step in to try solve this problem?[/b]
    http://www.twolia.com/blogs/heres-looking-like-you-kid/files/2009/07/blueberry-violet.jpg
  6. 01 May '10 20:51
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8655651.stm

    [b]US youngsters are too fat to fight, warn generals

    Former generals want Congress to act to give children better food in schools
    Rising rates of obesity among young Americans could undermine the future of the US military, two retired generals have warned.


    question: should govt step in to try solve this problem?[/b]
    The National School Lunch Program was passed in 1946. So to answer your question, the government already did step in. A better question to ask is, why isn't it working?
  7. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    02 May '10 02:03
    Originally posted by Beyer
    The National School Lunch Program was passed in 1946. So to answer your question, the government already did step in. A better question to ask is, why isn't it working?
    Not enough bi-partisan support. Also the standards of health applied in 1946, took it as gospel that a diet consisting of mainly processed and prepacked foods, highly refined, high in salt, fat, and added sugar, but low in fibre with all the 'goodness' cooked out in the canning/processing, was good for you.

    We know better now, but the high salt high fat high sugar highly processed food reality of many a school canteen has yet to change.
  8. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    02 May '10 02:04
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    Nah, just overfeed everyone else in the world and BINGO! World peace.
    Why do you think we're always sending everyone food?
  9. 02 May '10 02:12
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8655651.stm

    [b]US youngsters are too fat to fight, warn generals

    Former generals want Congress to act to give children better food in schools
    Rising rates of obesity among young Americans could undermine the future of the US military, two retired generals have warned.


    question: should govt step in to try solve this problem?[/b]
    the local county has banned happy meals, but it only applies to restaurants in unincorporated areas of the county.
  10. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    02 May '10 02:15 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Why do you think we're always sending everyone food?
    milk products to africa that causes dysentary and large scale death because the locals are lactose intolerant. I suppose if peace is the only objective, whether you fatten them or kill them off with inapropriate food aid, the method you choose to meet your primary objective is a moot point.
  11. 02 May '10 17:23
    Originally posted by whodey
    Its simple really, just cut out school lunches and watch the youngsters lose weight overnight. Not only that, think of all the money tax payers will save. No doubt, it is a win/win scenerio!!
    while that is a good idea I don't think it will be enough to solve this problem, considering they'll probably eat fatty foods when they get home.