Did you know that tobacco use and obesity are the two leading causes of preventable deaths in the United States?

Obesity affects 1 out of 3 U.S. children

September marks the fourth annual National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Learn more about the serious threat obesity poses to America's children and how you can promote awareness.

Mark your calendars for Virginia's fourth statewide childhood obesity prevention conference!

Join the movement to increase access to healthy foods, promote physical activity and create healthy communities! 

We get results!

VFHY is responsible for statewide efforts to reduce and prevent youth tobacco use and childhood obesity.

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Established in 1999 by the Virginia General Assembly, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) promotes healthy living habits and reduces and prevents youth tobacco use and childhood obesity statewide. VFHY receives no taxpayer funds. Since we began working with youth in 2001, we have helped cut the youth smoking rate in Virginia more than in half! Our initiatives include:

See Our Impact

Virginia Youth Health Survey

About VFHYOverview

Formerly known as the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth was established by the Virginia General Assembly to lead statewide efforts to reduce and prevent youth tobacco use and childhood obesity.

Grantee OverviewOverview

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth issues grants for programs and initiatives to reduce and prevent youth tobacco use and childhood obesity throughout the Commonwealth each year. Members of Regional Advisory Boards consisting of community representatives...

Tobacco OverviewOverview

Established by the Virginia General Assembly in 1999, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) leads a statewide effort...

Overview

Obesity is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled. The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth works to reduce and prevent childhood obesity by funding and training community-based coalitions.

TrainingOverview

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth has provided quality regional trainings to prevention professionals throughout the state of Virginia since 2005.