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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This VFHY-funded community obesity prevention initiative was announced earlier this week in Saltville. Read the Bristol Herald Courier's article about it:
Grant will help launch outdoor recreation initiative in Saltville
Walking and Playing Through the Ages aims to capitalize and expand on existing efforts to install a community playground in town.
One-third of Virginians Consume at Least One Sugar-Sweetened Beverage per Day | www.vfhy.org
RICHMOND – A new statewide survey of more than 8,900 Virginia residents found that one in three respondents (33 percent) consumed at least one sugar-sweetened beverage per day during the past week, including more than one-third (35 percent) of 5- to 19-year-olds. The survey also found that many Virg…