Pollan and Hurst Debate the Future of Agriculture
Iowa Public Television
Claiming that high-calorie school lunches pose a threat to national security, a group of retired military officers advocated for passage of a nutrition bill that aims to make the cafeteria food healthier.
The officers say 9 million young adults, or 27 percent of all Americans ages 17 to 24, are too fat to join the military. And the group, which calls itself, "Mission Readiness" is calling on Congress to mandate more rigorous nutrition standards for school lunches.