The Blog

Teach Healthier in Action: Coach Katie Morris!
Last month, we launched our free Teach Healthier mobile app at the TAHPERD Convention in Galveston and met hundreds of incredible educators from around the state. Over 1,000 Texans have already downloaded Teach Healthier and are integrating the free nutrition and…
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January 20, 2015

Loving IT’S TIME From the Big Apple: Amie Hoff!
You may recognize Amie from her spots on ABC, CBS, NBC and CNBC, Dr Oz, The Today Show and Good Morning America, or you may have read her story in Shape, Fitness and Women’s Health, the New York Times, Washington Post or…
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January 11, 2015

How to Take the 2015 Community Challenge!
Which Texas Cities Will Demonstrate the Greatest Commitment to Healthy Living in 2015? If this will be your first time participating in the H-E-B Community Challenge, don’t fear. It’s easy! You can earn points for your city by doing a number…
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December 17, 2014

Growing Healthy Schools: Hear From Our Winners!
Congratulations to our Growing Healthy Schools Fall Semester Winners! Over 20 schools all over Texas raised a total of $8,700 for healthy school projects this semester and received donations from local businesses, parents, school staff, and community members. The winning schools raised…
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December 10, 2014

Meet Our Fall Interns! Marketing:
MEET RYAN GARDNER Becoming interested in health was completely accidental for me. I read Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals on the basis of a recommendation, and it opened my eyes to the world of health, behind the scenes of factory…
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December 10, 2014

The Choose Healthier Coach Hotline: Meet Coach Suzanne!
Healthy can feel complicated. Healthy can feel overwhelming. We all have questions, and we all need support! So we have created a first-of-its-kind tool, a free hotline you can call from anywhere in Texas to speak with a Health Coach who…
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November 20, 2014

Meet Our Fall Interns! Out of School Time Program:
MEET MONICA SOLIS   I didn’t know what “healthy” really was until I went to college. Throughout middle school and high school, since I wasn’t on a sports team, I was stuck in general P.E. where most coaches had my…
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November 20, 2014

Meet Our Fall Interns! Project Development:
MEET MORGAN GARRISON I started making healthier choices in college. I was on my own, so my parents weren’t around to tempt me with homemade comfort food. I also had lots of friends who loved hiking and rock climbing, and they…
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November 20, 2014

Meet Our Fall Interns! The Programs Team:
MEET LAURA CASTILLO Hi, I’m Laura Castillo-Alaniz, and being an intern for IT’S TIME TEXAS has allowed me to continue to make healthy the norm, which is exactly what the organization strives for. Growing up, I was an extremely active…
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November 13, 2014

Interns in Action – Keeping Busy, Keeping Active
MEET LEEROY CIENEGA Since I was young, I have always taken a special interest in aquatic sports. For two consecutive years in high school, I dove competitively in region-wide competitions. Our training sessions and group workouts were physically challenging and…
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August 12, 2014

Interns in Action! – Being Healthy is Fun!
MEET LU SHAN It’s not easy to find a workplace, like IT’S TIME TEXAS, where you can sit on a fitness ball or stand up to do your work. When I was a kid, I was asked to eat all…
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August 12, 2014

Interns in Action – Run for the Gold!
Meet Jenna Nelson Throughout my lifetime, I have lived actively and have had a passion for health and wellness. Recently, I’ve been lucky enough to partake in roles that allow me to advocate this passion and help me improve my…
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August 12, 2014

Interns in Action – Importance of Athleticism!
MEET OLIVIA TURNER As both of my parents are health-care professionals, being healthy was an important part of my lifestyle growing up. My sisters and I were always encouraged to participate in sports as often as possible and eat healthy…
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August 12, 2014

Interns in Action! The Youth
MEET JIWOO KIM I remember my Middle School cafeteria being something similar to the Willy Wonka Factory. Though it didn’t have chocolate rivers or oompa loompas, it had comparably the same amount of sweets. My first year of middle school…
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August 12, 2014