In related news, a 5/23/12 National Journal Policy Summit in Washington, DC, attended by AOA staff, focused on obesity in the U.S. population and its effect on our country’s military readiness. Obesity is the leading medical disqualifier for military service—approximately 27% of potential recruits weigh too much to serve. Expert panelists noted that, with 66% of the U.S. population either overweight or obese, obesity must be treated as a health issue, not a cosmetic issue. Resources must be developed to help prospective servicemen and servicewomen maintain a healthy weight. The panelists applauded changes to nutritional standards that are occurring across all branches of the military for troops and their families already in service. There was unanimous agreement that multiple solutions from all sectors of society are needed to address obesity in the U.S. population.