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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Save the Date: The next VFHY Board of Trustee meetings will be held on Dec. 4, 2014; May 20, 2015; Sept. 23, 2015; and Dec. 2, 2015.
Acting U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak will be speaking live about combating tobacco use today at 10 a.m.: http://stream.sparkstreetdigital.com/apha-sep23.html
VFHY grantee United Way of Halifax County launched a new program over the summer called Youth in Motion. Mobile Summer Camps were used to visit children living in the town of South Boston to promote physical activity and combat obesity. http://www.youthinmotionsobo.org/ #COAM #ChildObesity
Youth In Motion
Tina invites you to give her a call @ 434.517.6161 If you would like to learn more about YOUTH IN MOTION and how you can be a part of it or contribute through donation or your time.