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Jun 13 2014
Latest Youth Survey Shows Continued Decline in Tobacco Use RICHMOND– The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced Friday that youth smoking rates in Virginia have plummeted to an all-time low. The percentage of high school students in... Read more
May 22 2014
RFP# 852M411 - VFHY’s Social Marketing Initiatives, Messaging, and Media                                      Barber Martin Agency: $2.5 million Rescue Social Change Group: $500,000 Virginia Broadcast Solutions: $500,000 RFP# 852M413 – VFHY’s Evaluation and Research of VFHY’s Social... Read more
May 14 2014
RICHMOND – Did you know it would take 82 minutes of running in a giant gerbil ball to burn off the 87 sugar cubes – 780 calories – typically contained in a single 64 oz. soda?[i],[ii] Approximately 50,000 Virginians across the state will explore fun facts on the physical activity needed to burn off... Read more
Apr 24 2014
Download VFHY's Screen-Free Week 2014 Toolkit for Parents and Educators Now! Screen-Free Week is an annual celebration encouraging schools, families, and communities to turn off the screens and explore other ways to spend time together. VFHY's free toolkit gives parents and educators numerous... Read more
Apr 17 2014
Statewide survey examines Virginia’s consumption and perception of sugar-sweetened beverages RICHMOND – A new statewide survey of more than 8,900 Virginia residents found that one in three respondents (33 percent) consumed at least one sugar-sweetened beverage per day during the past week,... Read more