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Praise for School Snack Guidelines

“Healthier school snacks important because 1 in 4 Americans too overweight to serve in military.”

—@Mission_Ready, the advocacy group made up of retired military officers, touting one of the consequences of the obesity epidemic. The organization praised the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s interim rule establishing guidelines for school snacks, noting in a statement that students consume roughly 400 billion calories of junk food at school each year.