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“The third-annual H-E-B Community Challenge launched on January 1, 2015 and runs through April. This one-of-a-kind competition spans four months and challenges communities across the state to compete to see which can demonstrate the greatest commitment to healthy living. The Challenge unites and mobilizes schools, businesses, organizations, community members, and leaders toward the common goal of transforming their community’s health.”
Have you heard about the H-E-B Community Challenge powered by IT’S TIME TEXAS? Hutto won the challenge in our division (small community) in 2013 so it is time to defend our title! A winning community in each category will receive a large trophy and a banner for the city. Each winning community will receive recognition via IT’S TIME TEXAS promotions and be provided with a template to provide to their local media and press. The winning communities and the runners up in each category will be recognized at the annual Slim Down Showdown Finale, and one school in each of the winning communities will be awarded a grant provided by IT’S TIME TEXAS.
“I recognize that a healthy community is more unite, more productive, and more prosperous. As a result, I am committed to the health of my community and pledge to make our community a model for others to follow.”
Ways to Participate!
Register for FREE and learn more at: https://www.hebcommunitychallenge.com/
Community members earn points by uploading health‐focused photos and videos and by tracking their physical fitness weekly. All registrants are awarded 100 points for using the Slim Down Showdown Weight Loss Tracker once a week, and individuals can additionally earn points for uploading Healthy Selfies, IT’S TIME TEXAS Shout Outs, and Group Walks!
We will be doing some rides starting in February and be taking some fun group pictures to upload as part of the challenge!
Encourage your kids’ schools to participate!! Schools earn points for their community by encouraging superintendents, principals, Parent-teacher Association (PTA), SHAC members and School Board members to take their IT’S TIME TEXAS pledges, and by showcasing Healthy Actions happening on school campuses. Schools are also awarded points for each person who uploads photos when they download the FREE Teach Healthier App and lead Teach Healthier Lessons in Action. Remember, the winning school gets a grant!!
Include #ITSTIMETX and #HEBCC in all posts and pictures about the Community Challenge! This way, fellow Texans can easily follow all Challenge posts to see what you’re up to, and what they’re up against!