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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!


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

These Podcasts Were Made for Walking

Let’s face it. We can’t all be gym goers. Memberships are expensive, for one thing. And going on a consistent basis can be difficult, especially for busy parents who don’t have the luxury of taking time away from their family to get a workout in. When getting to the gym is tough, walking provides a refreshing alternative. It’s free, and … Read More

At 64, Lee Is Reinventing His Approach To Health

When you ask Lee what he’s into, you’ll soon find out it’s a lot. Born and raised in McAllen, Texas, Lee grew up fishing and water skiing along the Gulf Coast. As a teenager, he worked as a lifeguard, swimming extra miles just for fun. A science teacher, scuba diver, book worm, and amateur chef, Lee is something of a … Read More

Meet Our 2019 SHAC Award Winners

School Health Advisory Councils (SHACs) strengthen the connection between health and learning. It’s Time Texas SHAC Award winners demonstrate commitment and success in fostering both the health knowledge and skills kids need to be healthy for a lifetime.  It is the only award in Texas focused on SHACs and their efforts. We are amazed by the achievements SHACs are making … 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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