Change the Profession – Graduating Active Students

A red schoolhouse painted green may look different, but nothing has changed internally.

Author: Robert Pangrazi, Educational Specialist, Gopher Sport and developer of Dynamic PE ASAP People often say change is good. We have all heard that the only constant is change. Yet, when I look at our profession, the change I often see is surface change. For example, changing the schedule of a school, or a new seating arrangement, or new PE … Read More

#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

Community Challenge Hacks: Intern Edition

It’s Time Texas intern Jaelyn Valero shares how to get 800 points a day in the 2020 Community Challenge Over the past few weeks, our support inbox has received a lot of questions on how to be a tough competitor in the Community Challenge – especially when you’re working with limited hours in the day. As a fulltime student and … Read More

Telltale signs you’re competing in the Community Challenge

Have your dinner parties suddenly started to incorporate a lot more cardio? Are half of your photos just you next to a bowl of grapefruit? If so, chances are you’re competing in the Community Challenge. As we pass the halfway mark and head into Week 5, here’s a roundup of dead giveaways from our 2020 participants. Your Super Bowl snacks … Read More

From mindless munching to family feasts: Unpacking emotional eating

If you’ve ever watched a food commercial (or simply walked upright), you’ve probably picked up on the idea that eating isn’t always about physical hunger. At different times, we may use food as a comfort, incentive, distraction, or reward. Maybe you’ve raided the fridge after a stressful day at work or munched your way through a box of cereal while … Read More

5 Tips on Creating a Healthy Relationship with Food in the New Year

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By: Hawley Poinsett, MS, RDN, LD for Beef Loving Texans Everyday we are inundated with information about the best new way to get healthy or lose weight, but during the New Year it is simply overwhelming. One report may tell you that the Mediterranean Diet is the best diet for heart health, while another claims that going “clean” and vegan … Read More

Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

Healthy Holidays

From family feasts to age-old traditions, the holidays give us a lot to look forward to. But they also bring their own set of challenges: too much food, too many parties, too much stress, and too little time. For those of us who struggle to stay on a healthy track this time of year, we’ve put together a few tips … Read More

It’s Time We Had a Talk About Self-Care

Anne started her teaching career in a position funded through Teach for America. Her students experienced some of the highest poverty levels in the country. Chronic HVAC issues led to frequent school closures and administrative inefficiencies left teachers struggling to make up for lost time. “I would find myself thinking about my students at 9:00 at night, and I always … Read More

Help Your School District Win The 2020 Community Challenge

Year after year, one of the things we love most about the Community Challenge is seeing how school districts rally their staff and students to get on board. From teaching healthy activities in the classroom to organizing healthy events that involve the whole community, Texas educators are living the value of health and setting the example for younger generations. The … Read More

2020 Community Challenge: Here’s What’s New

At It’s Time Texas, one of the values that drives our work is relentless curiosity. To us, this means finding clarity through asking meaningful questions and learning from honest feedback. 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 … Read More

Want Your Kids To Open Up? Try Walking Together.

family walking

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.

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When we think about “getting healthy,” the long journey ahead of us can start to feel overwhelming. Health takes effort, and it’s often the first thing we overlook when we feel bogged down with work, family, and the overall busyness of life. But what we may not realize is that healthy actions take many forms outside of lengthy workouts and … Read More