Understanding and Overcoming the Challenge of Obesity and Overweight in the Armed Forces: A Workshop
From recruitment, to readiness, retention, resilience, and retirement, obesity affects the military every day. Between 2002 and 2011, the rate of obesity among active duty service members increased by more than half. Maintaining the health and wellness of service members is critical for national security. But like many Americans, service members, veterans, retirees and their families need community support to maintain a healthy weight.
On May 7th, the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions will host a workshop to explore the challenges posed by obesity and overweight in the armed forces and opportunities to overcome them. The workshop will examine the magnitude of obesity and overweight in the military, highlight existing approaches that support a healthy weight, and explore innovative cross-sector opportunities to overcome this challenge. An agenda and registration information will be posted soon.