Michelle Obama: Childhood obesity is a national security threat

“And from military leaders who tell us that when more than one in four young people are unqualified for military service because of their weight, childhood obesity isn’t just a public health threat…it’s not just an economic threat…it’s a national security threat as well. These folks come at this issue from all different angles. But they’ve come together to support this bill, because they know that it’s the right thing to do for our kids. And they know that in the long run, it won’t just save money, it will save LIVES.”