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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Cholesterol Levels No Longer Declining
Average levels of LDL, the so-called bad cholesterol, declined significantly in Americans from 2001 to 2008, but have remained steady ever since, a new study has found.
Many Fronts in Fighting Obesity
Simply focusing on sugar will do little to quell the rising epidemic in the United States.
Press Release: Large majority of adults have smoke-free rules in homes, vehicles
Four out of five U.S. adults report having voluntary smoke-free rules in their homes and three out of four report having voluntary smoke-free rules in their vehicles, according to a study published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease, a publication of the Centers for Disease Control and Preven...