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
Check out this great video that Arlington Public Schools produced promoting the innovative, VFHY-funded FitArlington Healthy Vending project from our friends at the Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation!
VFHY awards $9.2 million in tobacco-use prevention grants to 62 organizations across Virginia: http://vfhy.org/about-us/news/vfhy-awards-92-million-tobacco-prevention-grants
VFHY Awards $9.2 million in Tobacco Prevention Grants | www.vfhy.org
RICHMOND- The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) has awarded $9.2 million in grants to 62 organizations across Virginia for three-year...
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