Michelle Obama, America’s first lady said on Monday that childhood obesity is now a national security threat as she signed in “Health, Hunger-Free Kids act of 2010″. She also said it is not only the responsibility of parents to make sure their kids are fed.
The reason she said that obese children are a security threat is because it makes them “unqualified for military service”. Is America that desperate for new soldiers that a food program and act has to be introduced for national security measures?
“Childhood obesity isn’t just a public health threat, it’s not just an economic threat, it’s a national security threat as well.” Michelle Obama said
She obviously said some rational things and made points which make sense but of all the things, the “unqualified for military service” quote is most probably what stood out the most for many.
The truth is that children in the US are obese and becoming fatter by the day, they need some kind of help.