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It’s Time Texas Founder, Dr. Baker Harrell, PhD, Inducted into the Kinesiology and Health Education Hall of Honor at The University of Texas at Austin

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the founder and former CEO of It’s Time Texas, Dr. Baker Harrell, PhD, was inducted into the Kinesiology and Health Education (KHE) Hall of Honor at The University of Texas at Austin. In order to qualify to be nominated and inducted into the Hall of…
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April 12, 2022

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It’s Time Texas Discusses Health Equity in Six Words

Hi, my name is Joycelyn Jurado and I am the Director of School Programs at It’s Time Texas. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the terms “health equity” and “health inequities” are defined as: Equity is the absence of avoidable or remediable differences among groups of people, whether those…
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June 7, 2021

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The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre RGV: Savory Layered Dip

The Brownsville Wellness Coalition hosts a program titled “The Happy Kitchen” or “La Cocina Alegre” where community members can learn the importance and benefits of eating healthy foods, with hands-on experience cooking nutritious, low-cost meals with locally sourced ingredients. The interactive, six week series of classes emphasizes the selection and…
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June 1, 2021

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Summer Salsa Snacks You Won’t Regret from Brighter Bites

Summertime is here, and while we’re all out having fun in the sun with family and friends, snack time seems to turn into a routine when school’s out. Before you reach for the bag of Cheetos or grab an ice cream sandwich for your children to snack on during the…
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May 27, 2021

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AlexaHealthy Tacos de Pescado Recipe for Memorial Day Weekend

Hi, my name is Alexandra. I was born and raised in Matamoros Tamaulipas, bordering Brownsville Texas, an area well known for its beautiful beach on the Gulf of Mexico. My parents were always in love with the sea and in their kitchen they transmitted this love for seafood to us,…
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May 27, 2021

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Family-friendly Beef Grilling Recipes for Memorial Day

For most Americans, Memorial Day weekend signifies the end of hectic school-year schedules and the start of laid-back summer days spent with family and close friends. A backyard cookout with great food and fun outdoor activities is a popular way to spend the holiday, especially in Texas! Memorial Day also…
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May 24, 2021

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SNAP-Ed: Building Healthy Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend

Healthy eating is important at every life stage, and Memorial Day weekend is typically a time when multi-generations of family members come together and enjoy a meal. Memorial Day weekend not only kicks off the end of the school year, but is also a time for us to give appreciation…
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May 21, 2021

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What are Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)?

The phrase “social determinants of health” (SDoH) is often used in the jargon of every day health champions and advocates. But what does it mean to the everyday person? Social determinants of health are the social and economic conditions that influence your health status and your community’s health status. Health…
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May 18, 2021

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Trails Lead to Community Success in Rio Grande Valley Region: The Caracara Trails

The Caracara is a native to the southern regions of Texas. With its black wings, white-speckled neck, and orange face, they’re distinct features give them a beautiful and powerful demeanor when stumbled upon in their ecosystem. Rare in the United States, the lower Rio Grande Valley region of Texas is…
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April 1, 2021

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A New Funding Opportunity: Collaborative Innovations for Community Health

Health disparities are a painful reality across the state and a direct result of unfair policies and structures. It’s well past time for taking direct efforts to rebuild a more equitable world. It’s Time Texas (ITT), in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), presents Collaborative Innovations…
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March 29, 2021

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5 Tips to Build a Healthier Grocery List

  Spending more time at home has led to eating more meals and more snacks at your own kitchen table. There are days when it doesn’t seem like there’s a healthy food left in the house, or cooking a healthy meal seems like too much of a commitment after a…
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March 18, 2021

5 Ways to Incorporate Healthy Eating Habits at Home

  We are going through some unprecedented times causing a lot of us spend more time and meals at our homes. This extra time spent at home can really influence our eating choices. For many of us coming up with 3 healthy meals a day can be a struggle, especially…
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January 22, 2021

Healthy actions build healthy habits in the new year

  As we look forward to a new year, we hope to take a moment and reflect on our 2020, and hold space to process personal losses, injustices witnessed, lessons learned, and even the impacts the pandemic has had on our everyday lives. At It’s Time Texas, we will persevere…
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January 6, 2021

Shaping the Health of Our Community

  Have you noticed more people at the parks? Witnessed an outdoor dance class? Turned your living room into a personalized activity center? Decided to plant a garden? Last time we checked, any movement you’ve been up to is a win. It’s a win for you, a win for your…
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November 12, 2020

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Keep Moving Forward

While many of us will remember 2020 as the year we barely survived homeschooling – Trevonna has a slightly different take. She’s raising nine children, ranging in ages from two to twenty, and she’s schooled all of them at home. Passionate about helping children master reading early on, Trevonna is…
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November 9, 2020