This map was just released by the CDC (a kind of US gov agency).
They also say this: "During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese."
We say, Floorball can not change this.
We also say a completely different approach - like to get Americans into sport for life - for instance by follow the basic principles of LTAD (Long Term Athletic Development) and by the use of new tools like Floorball. This might have a serious good impact in the right direction on this catastrophic trend that is only on par with a Natural Disaster.
And we think it is fully irresponsible not to use modern tools to turn the ship around.
Floorball and LTAD can not solve it all - but it would be a step in the right direction.