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Is this as bad or "controlling" as offering a salad to an aid??

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – New soldiers expecting Army drill sergeants to bust their chops over poor posture or a wayward gaze may instead want to avoid a more modern military transgression: relying on fast food for sustenance.

The U.S. Army plans to get new recruits into better shape with a revamped approach to health, fitness and diet at basic training.

The most visible changes will be seen in mess halls, where milk and juice dispensers will replace soda fountains and whole grains will be substituted for white bread and pasta.

Army leaders unveiled the new approach Wednesday at Missouri's Fort Leonard Wood. It's the first substantial change to basic fitness training in the Army in decades.

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 1:50 PM on Dec. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • er..failing to see a connection
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 1:54 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Mess halls are now contracted by a heavily unionized civilian comp. Also a well known special interest group. This is less about health and more about revenue and catering to special interest . Soldiers have options. Soldiers have to take PT test The option is theirs. Be accountable and responsible and youll pass your pt test. We eat at the mess hall (d-fac). Healthy choices are there. They don't need to take items away ( like soda)
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:00 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Mess halls are now contracted by a heavily unionized civilian comp. Also a well known special interest group. This is less about health and more about revenue and catering to special interest . Soldiers have options. Soldiers have to take PT test The option is theirs. Be accountable and responsible and youll pass your pt test. We eat at the mess hall (d-fac). Healthy choices are there. They don't need to take items away ( like soda)


    Or like the nonsensical issue of the President offering a salad to an aid? The choice was still his...and he chose the burger....


    and BTW, soda wont be taken away...

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 2:08 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Or like the nonsensical issue of the President offering a salad to an aid? The choice was still his...and he chose the burger....


    What are you ranting about? It would help if you provided a source...
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:10 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • What are you ranting about? It would help if you provided a source...


    svg's dumb post from yesterday

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 2:12 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • BTW, soda wont be taken away

    ~ was responding to this part of your article:"The most visible changes will be seen in mess halls, where milk and juice dispensers will replace soda fountains and whole grains will be substituted for white bread and pasta.".
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:13 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 2:13 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • . Goodness. I have no idea what post you are talking about..... Do you expect everyone to be on cafemom and reading EVERY question like apparently you do? By assuming all have read her question you make this question look vague and more of an absurd rant directed specifically at another cafemom. Less of an actual attempt at discussion . At least this time you didn't immediately call her name out in the question.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:18 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Ohh so now you post the question. Too late. This question is a drama filed rant.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:20 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Not you grly, I know you only stalk mine
    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 2:30 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

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