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September 25, 2023

5 Tips for a Healthier Back to School, Texas Edition

*Written by our Lead Telehealth Coach, Natalie Richardson, sharing valuable insights on improving your health and wellness.

Happy back-to-school days! With school back in session, you’re probably getting the hang of the school schedule and getting back in the routine, good job! I’m here to remind you to include your health in your schedule and start the semester right. Whether you’re a parent or school staff, your kiddos are all eyes on you, and your love for your health will benefit your kids, so let’s do it!

  1. Start Your Day Right with Nutritious Breakfasts

Did you know that a balanced breakfast fuels your brain for a productive day ahead? According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, students who eat a wholesome breakfast tend to perform better academically and have improved behavior. Start your morning with a mix of whole grains, lean protein, and fruits. And if you’re in a rush, a yogurt parfait or a peanut butter banana wrap can provide the energy you need to conquer the day. 

  1. Stay Active with Stronger Texas

Physical activity isn’t just for gym class; it’s a vital part of your overall well-being. Discover the joy of movement with It’s Time Texas’s Stronger Texas program. Access a variety of virtual exercise and nutrition classes, including Zumba, yoga, and MixxedFit. Kids can join too! Regardless of your fitness level, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Let’s keep Texas moving and grooving together! 

  1. Set Health Goals with Free Telehealth Coaching

We know that life is very busy, but your health should always be a priority. It’s Time Texas offers free, confidential telehealth coaching over the phone or Zoom in both English and Spanish. Connect with coaches who will walk with you on this journey, guide you, keeping you accountable to your own goals, and encourage you to keep on going. Living healthier is much more fun and easier when you do it with a coach buddy! 

  1. Revitalize and Recharge at the Healthier Texas Summit

Mark your calendars for October 5th and 6th for the Healthier Texas Summit, a transformative event that unites health professionals, leaders, and innovators to spark positive change across the Lone Star State. Join forces with It’s Time Texas and The University of Texas System in Austin for a two-day experience that empowers action for systemic health improvement. Let’s shape the future of Texas together! 

  1. Prioritize Well-Being with the Educator Burnout Toolkit

Dear educators, your role in our society is of the utmost importance and we are extremely grateful for all you do for the kiddos. It’s Time Texas wants to support your work with our tailored Educator Burnout Toolkit, which equips teachers and administrators with strategies to combat stress and promote well-being. A healthy and supported educator makes Texas better. 

Remember, It’s Time Texas believes that where you live should not determine how long you live. With our resources and initiatives, we’re committed to creating a healthier Texas for all, now and for generations to come. Embrace these tips as your roadmap to a vibrant and thriving school year. 


Texas Department of State Health Services 

Texas Health and Human Services 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Let’s make this school year the healthiest one yet! Together, we can achieve greatness and build a brighter, healthier Texas. 

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