Healthy Habit-Forming

Since 1996, thousands of adults and youth have competed in a Howdy Health step challenge program.

Set up a league, form teams, enroll participants, and step into the habit of healthy! Choose a beginner step challenge program for adults, youth, or individuals.

Step challenge programs

Walk Across Texas! Adults

Walk Across Texas! Adults is an 8-week program designed to help Texans establish the habit of regular physical activity. Each adult team may include up to 8 team members, all working together to walk the 832-mile goal.

Ready to take on the step challenge? Grab your co-workers, friends, and family and get stepping.

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walk through texas history

Walk Through Texas History

Walk Through Texas History 4-week program designed to help Texans establish the habit of regular physical activity while learning the rich history of Texas. Each adult team may include up to 8 team members, all working together to reach designated goals while following along legendary historical paths created by fellow Texans.

Ready to get active and make history? Register below to begin your walk through Texas history!

Walk Across Texas! Youth

Walk Across Texas! Youth is an 8-week program designed to help our youngest Texans establish the habit of regular physical activity using a fun and motivating team approach. Each team may include an unlimited number of youth participants, all working together towards the goal of 832 miles.

We recommend this program for schools, after-school clubs, 4-H clubs, and more! Adult staff and teachers can also create adult teams to compete against the youth.

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10-10000 change challenge

10-10,000 Change Challenge

The 10-10,000 Change Challenge is a simple program for individuals. Progress gradually through 4 stages over 100 days toward and independent, sustainable, and healthy lifestyle.

A simple web app kickstarts and helps you achieve the end goal of eating 7 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables, as well as walking 10,000 steps per day. Complete 3 tip task videos during each stage to help you change your behavior for the better.

Health Programs


Community Conversations on Health

Community Conversations on Health (CCOH) is a partnership between Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Texas Department of State Health Services that aims to build strong foundations with communities and provide resources to help them make better informed decisions toward optimal health and well-being.

Balancing Food & Play

The Balancing Food & Play curriculum for 3rd-5th grade youth provides opportunity to learn about nutrition and physical activity in an exciting way.


Master of Memory

The goal of the Master of Memory program is to improve participants’ memory function. This six-lesson series includes presentations on memory and learning, memory strategies, nutrition and more.

Scrub Up Tune Up

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick by preventing the spread of ‘bad’ germs that cause disease, such as COVID-19 and influenza (the flu).

Unfortunately, few people wash their hands WHEN they are supposed to. Worse — even fewer wash their hands HOW they are supposed to. 

Give your scrub up a tune up!

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