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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…
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December 3, 2019

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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…
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October 12, 2019

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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…
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September 16, 2019

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Empowering Health in School Communities: 2018 SHAC Award Winners

Empowering Health in School Communities: 2018 SHAC Award Winners We are proud to announce the 2018 School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) Award Winners! Schools all across the state of Texas worked tirelessly to build healthy environments within their school districts. We are amazed by the achievements SHACs are making in…
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August 17, 2018

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Texas Teacher Appreciation Giveaway!

Teacher appreciation shouldn’t be limited to just one week! We want to celebrate you with a Teach Healthier contest through the end of May! Follow the instructions below to be entered to win an iPad Air, a recess games package, or a 20 oz. Yeti Rambler: Each Teach Healthier lesson…
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May 15, 2017

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Strengthening School & Community Health: 2017 SHAC Award Winners

We are proud to announce the 2017 School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) Award Winners! There were 75 nominations from incredible schools districts across the Lone Star State. With such strong field of contenders, it was tough to choose just five winners. The SHACs are doing amazing work to create and…
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May 10, 2017

Recognizing a School Health Champion: Jean Armstrong

We first discovered Jean Armstrong three years ago, when our School Programs Manager Sara toured Corpus Christi ISD to get feedback on our Teach Healthier curricula. Throwback to when we first became IT’S TIME TEXAS and before Teach Healthier was a mobile app, when the lessons were in print form.…
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March 21, 2017

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Meet Our Teach Healthier After School Manager! A Q&A With Angel Toscano

Angel Toscano, our Teach Healthier After School manager, has been with IT’S TIME TEXAS since he was an intern with our after school program back in 2009! Eight years later, He now oversees the implementation of Teach Healthier After School at nearly 30 Title I Austin area schools. Since Angel…
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January 19, 2017

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Corpus Christi Implements Teach Healthier District-Wide!

Corpus Christi ISD (CCISD) is taking huge strides toward improving the health of their students by implementing the Teach Healthier Mobile App across the district! Across CCISD’s 34 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, and 7 high schools, 158 coaches are integrating the app into their existing physical education curriculum. The Teach…
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April 25, 2016

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Teaching Healthier in Corpus Christi!

Corpus Christi ISD is working to implement a coordinated health program for all grade levels with both physical education and physical activity components. They are ready to make it policy that all of their students learn about their health and get moving more, but the program needs to be affordable and accessible by all…
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September 8, 2015

Growing Healthy Students in Corpus Christi: Zoya Surani!

IT’S TIME TEXAS Ambassador Zoya Surani is a health champion in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her dedication to teaching children about health has impacted the lives of over 7,000 students in the past two years. Zoya co-founded iConquer, an effective curriculum for children ages 3-7 about healthy choices, obesity and diabetes.…
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July 30, 2015

Grow an Award-Winning SHAC Like Seguin ISD!

The National Physical Activity Plan shares our dream: one day, all Americans will be physically active and will work, play and live in environments that inspire everyday nutrition and physical activity. On February 23-24, 2015, Congress presented the 2015 National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) and recognized, applauded and awarded Texas’ own…
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March 12, 2015

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 physical activity lessons into their existing curricula. One bright, enthusiastic…
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January 20, 2015