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IT’S TIME TEXAS empowers Texans to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities.

IT’S TIME TEXAS empowers Texans to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities.

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Unhealthy has become the new normal. Chronic diseases associated with unhealthy lifestyles and communities have reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., and the related costs threaten to bankrupt our country and way of life.

IT’S TIME to make healthy easier.



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FEATURED TOOLS & RESOURCES

We’ve created a variety of tools, resources, initiatives, and events to help you and your friends, family, and community live healthier. From the state’s premier healthy communities conference and a one-of-its-kind statewide health competition, to free mobile apps and personalized health planning, we’ve got you covered!


Community Challenge


This 8-week competition unites and mobilizes schools, businesses, organizations, community members, and mayors toward the common goal of transforming your community’s health. The 2021 challenge will begin January 4th and run through February 28th.



Choose Healthier


Our free Choose Healthier Mobile App, created in collaboration with Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, is the easiest way to both share and promote healthy activities and events near you! Download the app for your phone or tablet today!



Building a Culture of Health in Texas

The White Paper


Massive shifts in consumption and activity patterns over the past three decades have led to increased rates of obesity and related chronic diseases. We’re proud to share the first-of-its-kind white paper that explores the current culture of health and its impact on us all. Learn more.



#HealthierTexas


What are you doing to improve your health or the health of your family, workplace, or larger community? We want to share your story with the rest of Texas and connect you with resources that can make your work even more powerful! Learn more!


RECENT BLOG POSTS


It’s Time Texas Discusses Health Equity in Six Words

Hi, my name is Joycelyn Jurado and I am the Director of School Programs at It’s Time Texas. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the terms “health equity” and “health inequities” are defined as: Equity is the absence of avoidable or remediable differences among groups of people, whether those groups are defined socially, economically, demographically, or geographically. Health inequities … Read More

The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre RGV: Savory Layered Dip

The Brownsville Wellness Coalition hosts a program titled “The Happy Kitchen” or “La Cocina Alegre” where community members can learn the importance and benefits of eating healthy foods, with hands-on experience cooking nutritious, low-cost meals with locally sourced ingredients. The interactive, six week series of classes emphasizes the selection and preparation of fresh, seasonal foods that are nutritious, economical, and … Read More

Summer Salsa Snacks You Won’t Regret from Brighter Bites

Summertime is here, and while we’re all out having fun in the sun with family and friends, snack time seems to turn into a routine when school’s out. Before you reach for the bag of Cheetos or grab an ice cream sandwich for your children to snack on during the day, we want to give you plenty of healthy, low-cost … Read More

AlexaHealthy Tacos de Pescado Recipe for Memorial Day Weekend

Hi, my name is Alexandra. I was born and raised in Matamoros Tamaulipas, bordering Brownsville Texas, an area well known for its beautiful beach on the Gulf of Mexico. My parents were always in love with the sea and in their kitchen they transmitted this love for seafood to us, cooking with fresh seafood is completely delicious, its texture and … Read More

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