VegNews Daily

Vegetarian Military Recruits

PCRM advocates for vegetarianism as a way to resolve the issue of overweight military recruits.

The Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has written an open letter to the US military, suggesting the military promote plant-based diets as a way for recruits to meet military weight requirements. The number of overweight or obese people has posed a problem for Army enlistment, with 5.7 million men and 16.5 million women of military age being too overweight to qualify. “It is not too late for the overweight young people showing up at your recruiting stations,” Nutritional Education Director Susan Levin wrote. “Instead of turning away a quarter of your potential recruits because they are too heavy, why not arm them with information on how to improve their health?”

 Comments

The Vegan Month of Food ("MoFo") Kicks Off September 1

Annual month-long celebration of plant-based eating takes internet by storm.
Read More »

Vegan Runner Graces Cover of Runner's World Magazine

Boston-based Micah Risk exemplifies how a plant-based diet can help athletic performance.
Read More »

Texas University Opens Vegan-Friendly Dining Hall

From sushi to waffles, vegan options are plentiful at the new University of Texas at Dallas cafeteria.
Read More »

Cleveland Latest City to Join Meatless Monday Campaign

The mayor has signed a resolution to encourage its community to go vegetarian at least once a week.
Read More »

SeaWorld Stock Continues to Plummet

Shares drop 30 percent and Southwest Airlines abandons long-time partnership due to negative publicity surrounding the aquatic park.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »