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May 31 2017
Y Street is the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth’s award-winning volunteer initiative for high school students. Since 2004, more than 8,500 Virginia teens have been trained to promote healthy, tobacco-free lifestyles. Each year, Y Street partners with high school clubs across Virginia. Once a... Read more
Jan 6 2016
Grants will train teen volunteers across Virginia to promote healthy lifestyles RICHMOND- The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) has awarded $48,000 in grants to 24 high schools across Virginia to start or support chapters of VFHY’s award-winning Y Street teen volunteer group. One of... Read more
May 14 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Joshua Pritchett, 17, of Chesapeake, Va., has been named the East Region Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for his leadership in the fight against tobacco. Joshua will be honored at a gala in Washington, D.C., on Thursday evening, May 14. Joshua is... Read more
May 12 2015
More than 60,000 Virginians will participate in the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth’s day of action to raise awareness about the contents of popular sugary drinks RICHMOND – On Wednesday, May 13, students, teachers, youth activists, community organizations and health advocates statewide will... Read more
Apr 20 2015
Survey data released at fourth Weight of the State childhood obesity prevention conference Richmond, VA – Twenty-eight percent of Virginians have difficulty finding fresh fruits and vegetables to purchase in their communities, according to the results of a new survey examining Virginians’ access to... Read more