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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@USDA offers toolkit to help schools meet the new nutrition standards: http://www.fns.usda.gov/healthierschoolday/tools-schools
Tools for Schools | Food and Nutrition Service
Last Modified: 08/22/2014 Tools for Schools offers topic-specific policy and resource materials to assist schools in meeting the new nutrition...
Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the SNAP program! SNAP provides low-income families increased access to food and nutrition. Today, SNAP reaches millions of Americans including 922, 140 recipients in Virginia!
SNAP - Virginia Department of Social Services
SNAP can be used like cash to buy eligibile food items from authorized retailers. Authorized retailers will display either the Quest logo or a picture of a Virginia EBT card.
If You Snus, You Lose: Study Shows Benefits of Quitting Smokeless Tobacco
The adverse effects of smoking are well known and documented. The effect of smokeless tobacco is less clear. Now a study from Sweden, published in Circulation, offers evidence that quitting smokeless tobacco after a heart attack is about as beneficial as quitting smoking. The results do not support…