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:
See Our Impact
Obesity Linked To Lower Grades Among Teen Girls
The reason for the link isn't clear, but researchers say obesity's effect on self-image and self-esteem might be partly to blame.
VFHY's FY2013 annual report is now available for download!
VFHY FY13 Annual Report Available | www.vfhy.org
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.