Some former top-ranked military officials say prioritizing gym class and healthier school meals are a matter of national security.

A group of retired generals from Minnesota say 69 percent of the young adults in our state cannot serve in the military due to poor health.

Their organization, called “Mission: Readiness,” is encouraging changes so more people can enlist.

They include encouraging walking and biking, promoting fitness and academic achievement, and providing healthy school meals.

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