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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 premiere 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. This year’s Challenge starts January 6th and runs through March 1st.



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


#TexansThrive: Staying Connected at a Distance

In these strange days of social distancing, it’s so important to remember that we’re not alone. Like a lot of others who have made the transition to working remotely over the past couple of weeks, our team is experimenting with new ways to collaborate and stay connected. On Slack, which we use for team communications, we’ve started a #random channel … Read More

What is Chronic Kidney Disease and Are You at Risk?

You’ve likely heard of health risks like diabetes and high blood pressure, but what about chronic kidney disease? Most people are unaware of this disease, despite it being a common ailment. Approximately 37 million American adults—more than 1 in 7—have chronic kidney disease, putting their health at risk. Furthermore, 9 in 10 adults who have this condition don’t even know … Read More

Community Challenge Talk: Meet Ten Inspiring Texans

Year after year, one of the things we love most about the Community Challenge is the incredible sense of camaraderie. When you’re working hard at something, it can help to know that you’re not alone in what you’re trying to accomplish. Here, participants in the 2020 Community Challenge talk about what inspired them to get involved, where it gets hard, … Read More

No-Heat Beef Lunch Box Ideas for Every Age

By: Jennifer Fisher, The Fit Fork, on behalf of Beef Loving Texans Back to school season means a return to the lunch making grind. Make it less of a chore and less of a bore with these tasty and practical ideas for No-Heat Beef Lunch Box Ideas for Every Age. Toddler & Preschool Lunch Boxes Eating with a fork is so … Read More

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We use social media to share resources, tools, and information to help you, your family, and your friends live healthy lives. It’s also a great way to join and connect with a growing network of Texans committed to making living healthy easier in our great state!

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