Championing Health in New Braunfels, Texas: An Interview with Micaeli Smith

As the Physical Education, Health & Wellness Coordinator for Comal ISD, Micaeli Smith supports coordinated school health and other wellness initiatives in her city of New Braunfels. A tireless health advocate and user of the Build Healthier suite of tools, she’s leading the charge to start a local Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council, uniting dozens of stakeholders in a cross-sector … Read More

Testing Tips for Educators to Help Students Succeed!

A teacher stands in front of her class. She is in front of a decorated whiteboard and is facing her students who are all standing and looking at her expectantly.

Standardized testing season is upon us. Students, and teachers, will be put to the test when their grade level takes the STAAR test, or State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. This can be a time of anxiety for everyone in the classroom, so we’ve provided some healthy STAAR testing tips. Share these testing tips for educators to prepare everyone … Read More

Stories that Inspire: Why It’s Time to Invest in Yourself

Cassandra at the gym, performing squats on the squat rack.

Balancing a busy schedule as both a teacher and a mom, Cassandra is no stranger to the challenges of finding time to invest yourself.  Now in her second year of participating in the Community Challenge, she shares her motivations for living healthier and the tools that help her stay on track. What first inspired you to join the Community Challenge? … Read More

Stories That Inspire: Meet Norma

A selfie of a woman in a purple tank top after working out.

In the latest post from the It’s Time Texas blog, two-time Community Challenge participant Norma of Pasadena, TX, shares what motivated her to get involved in the Challenge, her biggest obstacle along the way, and the attitude that keeps her going strong. A year ago, Norma was looking for a little motivation to get back on track with eating healthy … Read More