Slide LIFE IS SWEET ENOUGH A Campaign by Unidos Contra la Diabetes

Our Drinks Don't Have To Be

Think before you drink Sugar-packed drinks should be an occasional treat — not part of your family’s daily diet. Water quenches thirst a lot better than sweet drinks. It’s inexpensive, it’s available everywhere and it’s what our body needs to stay hydrated. Stock the refrigerator with cold water, unsweetened tea, low-fat milk and similar drinks instead.

Join the Cause!

Download our logo and brand guidelines for public use. Spread the word and join the cause! All material is web and print-ready.
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View the Video.

Take a look at our campaign video. Life is sweet enough. Our beverages do not have to be! Join the cause and share the video!
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See our Ads!

Click the link below to view our most recent ads. Share our ads via social media to spread the word! All material is web and print-ready.
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Knowledge is Key

Why drink water? Click the link to view the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Sip Smarter” infographic. Link will redirect to AHA’s website.
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In the News

Take a look at the recent featured articles mentioning the campaign.
  • Harlingen students launch ‘Life is Sweet Enough’ awareness campaign
    HARLINGEN, RGV – Harlingen high school students are so concerned about the high rates of diabetes and obesity in the Rio Grande Valley they have launched a community health awareness campaign. Read More.

  • Rio Grande Guardian’s Top Ten stories of 2019

    WESLACO, RGV – Rio Grande Guardian reporters have picked their Top Ten news stories of 2019. The parameters were that the subjects covered had to be about or have a direct impact on the Texas-Mexico border region. Read More.

Life is Sweet Enough: Who We Are

Let's Make a Difference

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Learn the Facts

Soda consumption is detrimental to health and wellbeing. One soda per day is associated with increased risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes and obesity.

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Switch The Beverage

Consumption of soda decreases with age. 71% of people aged between 14 and 19 years drink sodas as for 50% of individuals aged over 31 years drink soda.

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What about the RGV

It is up to use to find out what our sugary beverages consumption looks like in the Rio Grande Valley. We count on the support of 13 organizations and we invite you to join the campaign.

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Follow Us Online

Our campaign is generating the movement we deserve to lower the consumption of sugary beverages. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram through #lifeissweetenough or #lifeissweet2K19.

Join the Cause!

Have any questions, comments or suggestions? We would like to hear them to improve our campaign.

Contact us directly by filling out the form found on this page. If you wish to contact our campaign director, feel free to use the following information:

 

Salomon Torres, Program Manager
Unidos Contra la Diabetes
(956) 346-7752
salomon.torres@uth.tmc.edu

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Education Resources

Consume Less Sugar

Learn about the data.

Developed by MD Anderson and UT Health, you can now download the data used to determine the detrimental effects of sugar consumption. Learn more and share the date to empower others to join the cause.
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Why Drink Water?

Water does more than you think.

Learn amazing facts on the health benefits of water versus any other beverage we consume. You will be surprised at the amount of benefits we receive when we drink water on a daily basis. Learn more and download an informational fact sheet to share and print.
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Learn About UCD

Who is Unidos Contra la Diabetes?

UCD is comprised of leaders from hospitals, community clinics, foundations, universities, and community-based organizations that came together to reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes.
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Full Campaign Video

The campaign to raise awareness.

Watch the full length campaign video, presented by Salomon Torres from UCD, on the “Life is Sweet Enough” campaign. The video was produced and edited by the Harlingen Consolidated School District.
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Download the Presentation

Download and share the deck.

Download the full campaign presentation in PDF format to print and share with the community or local stakeholders. The presentation was designed in part by the Harlingen Consolidated School District for public use.

Reach Out!

Help us spread the word and let’s start creating change!

Our office is located in Weslaco, Texas alongside the office of Unidos Contra la Diabetes. If you wish to send us an email, free to use the contact form on this site.

Address

505 Angelita, Ste. 2
Weslaco, TX 78596

Business Hours

Monday – Friday 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Phone

(956) 346-7752

Email

info@ucdrgv.org
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