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VA Healthy Youth Day

JANUARY 20th is 

Virginia Healthy Youth Day

Virginia Healthy Youth Day is held every January by the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) and promotes healthy lifestyles for Virginia's children, including eating right, exercising and avoiding the use of tobacco products.

Virginia Healthy Youth Day reminds children and adults that exercise and healthy eating are important year-round, even when it's cold outside.

This year VFHY will hold events in every legislative district across Virginia focusing on tobacco-free living, healthy eating habits and physical activity. Join event participants and groups across the state in filling out pledges to live healthier this Virginia Healthy Youth Day!

WHY CELEBRATE VIRGINIA HEALTHY YOUTH DAY?

Tobacco use and obesity are the two leading causes of preventable deaths and disabilities in the United States. It's important to spread awareness and take actions against obesity and tobacco use among our youth!

CELEBRATING VIRGINIA HEALTHY YOUTH DAY IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3-4!

1. Plan Your Event!

2. Reach out to the community!

3. Host your Healthy Youth Day event on Jan. 20, 2015!

4. Share your success!

The Virginia Healthy Youth Day toolkit provides information on how to plan your healthy event along with community outreach tips and activities for all ages!

HELP PROMOTE VIRGINIA HEALTHY YOUTH DAY

  • Engage local media to cover and promote your Healthy Youth Day event!

  • Let your legislators and community leaders know that you are partnering with VFHY to host a Healthy Youth Day event!

  • Use the hashtag #VAHealthyYouthDay to share what you're doing to promote healthy lifestyles in your school or community

About VFHYOverview

Formerly known as the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth was established by the Virginia General Assembly to lead statewide efforts to reduce and prevent youth tobacco use and childhood obesity.

Grantee OverviewOverview

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth issues grants for programs and initiatives to reduce and prevent youth tobacco use and childhood obesity throughout the Commonwealth each year. Members of Regional Advisory Boards consisting of community representatives...

Tobacco OverviewOverview

Established by the Virginia General Assembly in 1999, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) leads a statewide effort...

Overview

Obesity is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled. The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth works to reduce and prevent childhood obesity by funding and training community-based coalitions.

TrainingOverview

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth has provided quality regional trainings to prevention professionals throughout the state of Virginia since 2005.