Did you know that tobacco use and obesity are the two leading causes of preventable deaths in the United States?
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:
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Playground designers are hoping kids will hopscotch their way to fitness—but it might not work quite that way.
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Childhood obesity: is it being taken seriously?
Childhood obesity has soared in the past 3 decades, meaning more children are at risk of obesity-related illnesses. But is the condition still...
Prevention advocates in West Virginia are painting smoking cessation and public-health messages over old tobacco ads on rural barns across the state. Nice job!
Using Old Tobacco's Tactics Against Them in a West Virginia Ad War - Modern Farmer
The classic Mail Pouch chewing tobacco ads on rural barns are being transformed into ads for public health.