Teachers In Texas Use New Mobile App To Teach Health & PE to Students


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Teachers and youth groups in Texas now have access to a free mobile app to help them with teaching important nutrition and physical activity concepts.

The new Teach Healthier mobile app, which was launched at the TAHPERD Convention in December 2014, was developed by It’s Time Texas in partnership with: Snap-Ed, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and The University of Texas School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus.

In just one month over 1,000 individuals have downloaded the app. According to an It’s Time Texas blog, coach Katie Harris at the Harmony Science Academy, a school located in Northwest in Houston, uses the app at least 2-3 times a week to teach PE and health to her 5th, 6th and 8th grade students.

Wiithout the app Harris would not be able to teach important nutrition concepts while ensuring that her students remain physically active throughout PE.

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This story was updated September, 2015.

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