Does too much sugar cause health problems in children?

It can. Food and drinks that are high in added sugars have extra calories and may have few nutrients.  Too many sugary foods and sweet drinks can make children feel full and leaves less room for healthy foods.  Too much sugar can also lead to cavities if children do not brush their teeth regularly. Sugar is often blamed for behavioral problems and hyperactivity in children.  However, studies have not shown that eating sugar makes a difference in the behavior of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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Kidneys and Diabetes

Understanding Diabetes Complications: Kidney Health. The kidneys are the body’s filtering system, clearing waste from blood, regulating the body’s fluid and electrolyte balance, and producing urine. The kidneys also activate vitamin D, support red blood cell production, and play a vital role in managing blood pressure.

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Our Community Partners

  • Vishal Raju Bhagat Foundation
  • Subway Development South Texas
  • Port of Corpus Christi
  • Coastal Bend Community Foundation
  • Care Regional Medical Center
  • Dr & Mrs Hugh A Kennedy Foundation
  • LaVerene and Thomas Howell Foundation
  • Coastal Bend Community Foundation
  • TMA Foundation
  • Bay Area Kidney Disease Physicians
  • Citgo
  • Sunil Reddy & Geeta Reddy, MD
  • Nueces County Medical Society
  • Earl C Sam Foundation
  • HEB Partners
  • Arvind Modak, MD
  • Vishnu Reddy, MD & Veena Reddy, MD
  • Torr Sleep Center
  • Dr Sultana Khimani & Alamin Khimani
  • Pulmonary Associates of Corpus Christi
  • Post Acute Hospital
  • Care Integrated Behavioral Health
  • Stephanie Waterman Farmers Insurance
  • Dr. Alicia Hart
  • Olubunmi Ojelade
  • Dr. Iqbal Ratnani
  • Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorney
  • Katz21
  • On Call Band
  • River City Hospice
  • Altus Hospice
  • United Home Care
  • Albert Rivera Insurance
  • CCMC- Jay Woodall
  • South Texas Brain & Spine Institute
  • Corpus Christi Heart Clinic & Vascular Institute
  • Dr. Ann Aleman
  • Autonation
  • L & F Distributors
  • Radiology & Imaging of South Texas
  • Kanti Bhakta
  • Camacho Recycling
  • CCRV
  • Cameron Commercial & Industrial Properties
  • Gulf Coast Credit Union


Program Recognition

  • Ante Tobacco Program has received first Chest Foundation Ambassador Group Award in 2006
  • Ante Tobacco Program has received Humanitarian Project Grant Award from Chest Foundation in 2008
  • Ante Tobacco Program Received Corpus Christi Mayor recognition Award
  • Ante Tobacco Program has also received Texas Medical Foundation Grant Award 2011
  • Ante Tobacco Program has received grant from Ed Rachal’s Foundation, Christus Spohn Foundation and several other community supporters.
  • Project kNIGHTS has received the Humanitarian Grant from American Sleep Medicine Foundation in 2011
  • Project kNIGHTS also received project grant from Earl Sam Foundation
  • Texas Medical Foundation Award
  • Remi Gold Award 2012 for 3-D Animated Film kNIGHTS at WorldFest-Houston International Film Festval.
  • Remi Gold Award 2012 for Screen Play (Movie kNIGHTS) at WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.
  • Ed Rachal’s Foundation Grant Award 2008, 2012
  • Citgo Hilcrest Community Grant 2012
  • American Pixel Academy Gold Award for Movie KNIGHTS 2013
  • Dr and Mrs Hugh A Kennedy Foundation
  • LaVerene and Thomas Howell Foundation, 2012, 2014 & 2015
  • Vishal Raju Bhagat Foundation, 2012-todate
  • Received Remi Silver Award for Video song “Addicted” at Worldfest-Houston International Folm festival 4/2013
  • Received Remi Silver award for movie “I Care 4 U” at Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival 4/2013
  • Vishal raju Bhagat Foundation, 2013
  • Outstanding Project Award by Cardiovascular and Stroke prevention
  • committee, State of Texas; August 2nd 2013
  • Coastal Bend Community Foundation Grant Award 2013
  • Earl C Sam Foundation Grant Award 2013
  • Vishal Raju Bhagat Foundation Award, 2013
  • TMA Foundation Award, 2013/2014
  • CITGO Award, 2013/2014
  • Coastal Bend Community Foundation
  • Caller Times Health Care Community award winner 2014 “iConquer”
  • CITGO Hilcrest Community Grant, 2014-2015
  • iConqueer: Diabetes; Remi Silver award 2015 at 48th Worlfest film festival, Houston Texas
  • Humanitarian Award, CHEST Foundation, 10/2015, Montreal Canada
  • Jon P McGrovern Health Care Champion Award by TMA Foundation, 1/2016

It’s Your Life Foundation

Since 2006, the It’s Your Life Foundation has been working on understanding and promoting health literacy among communities across Texas and the world. Our first project, Ante Tobacco, is geared towards addressing and educating youth on the hazards of smoking tobacco. Since then, the It’s Your Life Foundation has two additional flagship health education programs–KNIGHTS and iConquer. KNIGHTS (Keep Nurturing and Inspiring Good Habits in Teen Sleep) aims to educate middle schoolers about the importance of good sleep hygiene. iConquer is focused on educating 3-7 year olds about diabetes, nutrition, obesity, and mental health.

In 2013, the Surani sisters (Sara, Saherish, and Zoya) created Project iConquer, a diabetes awareness program which specifically targets young children. iConquer was founded when Corpus Christi was ranked number 1 in the ‘Fattest Cities of America’ list in Men’s Health magazine in 2010. Currently, one in four children born in South Texas will develop diabetes.

iConquer educates children through a series of animated films, puppet shows, and fun activities–including Zumba dances and interactive recipes. To date, this program alone has reached more than 36,000 students in 35 schools. To work closer with diverse communities, iConquer curriculum has also been translated to Spanish and adapted into Braille and American Sign Language.


Pictures of 6th Annual Golf Tournament

Here are some pictures of our last Golf Tournament! We had a awesome turn out and really enjoyed our teams. Thank you to all that came out and supported our Foundation. We really appreciate all of you and our sponsors!


7th Annual It’s Your Life Golf Tournament

We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting our 7th Annual Golf Tournament. Come out and enjoy some fresh air and great cause. Get your teams together for a 4 man scramble and mulligans are available for sale. We will also have raffles and door prizes. Lunch will be provided by Subway at 12:30 and dinner will be served at the end of the day. Tee time is at 1:30. Make plans and we will see you there. Please save the date!


Wonderland Fantasy

Excited to share that iConquer Brain Health: Wonderland of Fantasy has been submitted to Cannes Film Festival!Mental health is one of the most current eminent problems in the United States of America and Covid-19 has further exacerbated here to watch!