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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A study by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nonprofit watchdog group, concluded that 90 percent of the food options promoted in supermarket checkout lines are junk food: candy, chips, cookies, energy bars, and the like. Sixty-percent of beverages available in checkout lines were soda and various sugary drinks. Only 19 percent of the drinks were water.
Waiting In Line Could Make You Fat | Checkout Temptations - Consumer Reports News
Waiting in your store's checkout line may be hazardous to your health. A new study reveals why. Plus Consumer Reports tips to avoid temptation.
Sugary Drinks Linked to 180,000 Deaths Annually
Sugary drinks and soda contain fructose, which has been identified as one of the primary culprits in the rise of obesity and other health-related problems.