Schools are selling 400 billion calories of junk food every year—the equivalent of nearly two billion candy bars and more than the weight of the aircraft carrier Midway. This report calls for stronger standards for foods and beverages sold at school.
The report also discusses how childhood obesity is a national security issue, with one in four young adults too overweight to serve in the military. In addition, the military spends well over $1 billion a year on treating weight-related diseases.
We cannot succeed in teaching our children to eat healthier foods while selling them 400 billion empty calories of junk food in our schools every year.
Released September 2012