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Free Workshop Series

Presented by It’s Time Texas

September 5, 2019 – McAllen, TX

September 12, 2019 – Garland, TX

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

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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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 year’s Community Challenge started January 7th and ended March 3rd. We’re currently reviewing community uploads and activities and will announce this year’s winners on our Facebook page, Monday, March 11th.

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.


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!


2020 Community Challenge: Here’s What’s New

At It’s Time Texas, one of the things we value is relentless curiosity. To us, this means finding clarity through asking questions, listening, and learning. At the end of the 2019 Community Challenge, we asked everyone who participated to share their feedback about the experience – what you enjoyed and what could be improved for the future. We thought hard … Read More

Want Your Kids To Open Up? Try Walking Together.

Family can be described as a tree—each member grows in a different direction, but all have the same roots. Every now and then, it may feel as if the closeness of the family has dwindled. That’s when it is most important to find those roots and use them to reconnect. There is no better time to do this than while … Read More

10 Healthy Actions. 10 Minutes To A Healthier You.

When we talk about “getting healthy,” it’s easy to picture the long journey ahead of us and feel daunted. A healthy lifestyle takes time. So often, we neglect our health because we feel too overwhelmed with work, family time, and the overall busyness of life. But what we may not realize is that the actions that lead to health can … Read More

Building healthy schools from top to bottom: Spotlight on Pharr San Juan Alamo Independent School District

Pharr San Juan Alamo Independent School District (PSJA ISD) is a district with a strong focus on creating healthy schools for their students and staff. In fact, they were one of only five school district winners in the 2019 It’s Time Texas Community Challenge. We caught up with Jo Ann Alaniz, Wellness Exercise Specialist at PSJA ISD, to talk about … Read More


Individuals Activated
Communities Enlisted
Schools & Organizations Engaged
Statewide Partners United


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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