Huh, to much McDonalds. Its kind of ironic because most of the Fat Kids come from Red states i believe. Its now patriotic to be thin and skip MickyD's i guess. BBC News - US youngsters are too fat to fight, warn generals They want Congress to introduce laws to give US children better nutrition in schools, with less sugar, salt and fat. John Shalikashvili and Hugh Shelton, both former chairmen of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote: "Obesity rates threaten the overall health of America and the future strength of our military." "We consider this problem so serious from a national security perspective that we have joined more than 130 other retired generals, admirals and senior military leaders in calling on Congress to pass new child nutrition legislation," the commanders added.