'Fit' recruits hard to find due to junk food, study says

September 25, 2012 2:25:29 PM PDT
A group of 300 retired military officers say junk food should not be sold in America's schools.A group of 300 retired military officers say junk food should not be sold in America's schools.

The group, called Mission: Readiness, Focused On Youth Issues, says school-aged children are eating 400 billion excess calories a year and believe junk food should not be sold at school snack bars and cafeterias.

Experts say the report places new pressure on government officials to revamp nutritional guidelines for foods sold in U.S. schools.


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