Due to the prevalence of obesity, many experts have weighed in on obesity and its potential as a threat to national security in the US and around the globe. Is this a legitimate claim? Are weight guidelines in the military suitable for current times? Should these be revised? Are the current guidelines for military service for weight status appear too restrictive? These speakers will address lack of inclusivity and strategies to revise the current standards.

11:00am Are We Fit to Fight? Evaluating the BMI Guidelines for Military Service
Diana M Thomas, PhD FTOS
11:30am Preventing Obesity in the Military Family
Marian Tanofsky-Kraff, PhD