EAST TEXAS (KYTX) -- Obesity is a major problem facing our children today. That's why P.E. teachers at Tyler ISD are making sure exercise and sports are still a priority and something the kids enjoy.
"We practice three days a week, I practice at home. It helps you get in shape, fit and helps you have fun."
The physical education program Caldwell student Madeline Perkins is talking about is the year-end track meet for 4th and 5th grade TISD students.
The kids start training after Spring Break; running and learning different track and field events like relays.
"It also teaches the kids exercise is not bad," Caldwell Elementary P.E. teacher Dyann Kemp said. "It's good for them and hopefully this will instill in them this is something they can do for a lifetime."
Teachers say the program teaches good sportsmanship too.