Nearly six years ago I started a new role on the Joint Staff supporting veterans and military families. Working in the Chairman’s Office of Warrior and Family Support aligned my passion for Gold Star families with my vocation and gave me unparalleled insights into thousands of organizations and agencies across the country that support our military community in a wide variety of ways.
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but veterans don’t seem to be buying the advice.
A comprehensive Wounded Warrior Project survey of more than 33,000 veterans and service members, released Tuesday, shows a vast majority of vets aren’t eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables each day — and could be missing out on key health benefits as a result.
“It’s widely recognized that a healthy eating plan is critical for good health and for mitigating the effects of chronic disease,” said Melanie Mousseau, metrics director for the Wounded Warrior Project.