Navy Banning Fried Food – Michelle Obama To Blame?
Changes are coming to the fast line! Changes won’t take effect immediately but you can say goodbye to foods such as breaded chicken, french fries and more. These will no longer be fried but will be baked in new state of the art ovens. No more whole milk either: skim and soy. Yes, you read the right, soy.
And this is just the beginning of a wide array of sweeping changes announced earlier this year in May. Other changes are coming to promotions, uniform, fitness and more.
A lot of people are starting to blame Michelle Obama. While she doesn’t have authority over military meals and nutrition, she certainly has influence. Then again, maybe the Navy doesn’t want anymore fat soldiers? You know who you are!
We are quite sure the Navy will survive.
From the Navy Times:
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced a host of sweeping changes in May that will affect everything from promotions and training to uniforms and fitness. As part of that, he has set his sights on a well-balanced diet, which he calls “the foundation of a healthy lifestyle” that will provide capable warfighters and lower medical costs.
Mabus touted the SEALs’ “Fuel to Fight” program as an example. It increases the availability of lean-proteins, vegetables, and complex carbohydrates to fuel, rather than feed, the warfighter. Other galleys here have implemented “Go for Green,” a Department of Defense nutrition program that teaches sailors to recognize and select healthier foods.
As leadership looks to boost sailors’ nutrition to new levels, the recipe will mix these programs and add new ingredients. Mabus promised to “further develop the concept at one sea-based and one shore-based unit next year, and implement it fleet-wide in 2017.”
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