Deerfield Beach teacher targets childhood obesity

There are 9 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Mar 31, 2009, titled Deerfield Beach teacher targets childhood obesity. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Once a week after school, Shelton Smith pulls out hula hoops, tennis balls and scooters.

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Mark W

United States

#1 Apr 1, 2009
Wow! This is exactly what our children need. Will all the schools in Broward County start using this program since they're cutting back physical education at a lot of schools? It's great to see someone taking the time to help obese children. I was obese growing up and to this day still struggle with my weight. Kudos, to this teacher and his awesome program!
Great Story

Miami, FL

#2 Apr 1, 2009
I had the pleasure of meeting Coach Smith at a kids birthday party. He was aboslutely amazing he started doing games that kept them interested and wanting more. He is a hands on person and he truly cares about the health of our kids.

Kim from Miami
Alberto

United States

#3 Apr 1, 2009
It is true that physical activity helps increasing the attention spam of kids, I would be interested in learning how teacher Smith organizes his classes in order to get all materials covered and have fun at the same time. Any initiative used by teachers to keep our kids healthy and active should be supported by schools. Congratulations Mr. Smith, keep up the good work.
MARQ JAMES

Atlanta, GA

#4 Apr 1, 2009
Way to go! Keep up the great work in the community
Calvin

United States

#5 Apr 1, 2009
I saw this guy on Comcast Newsmakers last month and he's really become a crusader for children who are obese. His website is incredible. His students should learn a lot about health and working out from him because he looks like he works out a out. The program sounds awesome
steve

AOL

#6 Apr 1, 2009
After checking out his website, I think that this amazing program should be used in every school in the country. We need more Coach Smith's!
Mister B

United States

#7 Apr 2, 2009
I think that this program is so awesome for our young people. Considering that our young people are not getting enough exercise because they may find it boring, this program makes excercising and getting in shape fun for the children. This is an awesome program that I will encourage every parent to get their children involved in.
Skipper

Spring, TX

#8 Jul 5, 2013
The public schools here have PE every day and the programs are rigorous.
They also check the kid's lunches for a fresh fruit and/or vegetable if they bring their lunches.
vib_ram

Spring, TX

#9 Saturday Apr 18
Correct.

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