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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Walk into almost any chain restaurant and you will see calorie counts right next to prices on the menu, but that may not be the best way to convince consumers to make healthy choices.
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Why Health Officials Are Concerned About Energy Drinks
New report advocates for more regulation