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VFHY Unveils Empower Series
The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) is proud to announce the Empower Series —a collection of virtual events aimed to help youth, advocates, and decision makers empower others to make healthy choices.
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Help VFHY build out the 2020 Regional Training Schedule

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) requests your assistance in building the VFHY 2020 Regional Training schedule for May – Sep. 2020 by completing a Training Interest Survey.

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COVID-19 and How it Affects our Grants

At the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY), we understand the ongoing COVID-19/Coronavirus situation has implications for our grant-funded initiatives and the people who support them. Our first step to protect our grantees and stakeholders was to cancel our Reduce Tobacco Use Conference and Substance Use Prevention Summit next month in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Status of Reduce Tobacco Use Conference

VFHY takes the health and safety of our conference attendees very seriously. After much discussion, we have concluded that we need to cancel the 2020 Reduce Tobacco Use Conference and Substance Use Prevention Summit. Read more about our decision

Last updated: 3:04 PM, 03/12/2020

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Charlottesville High School Invests in Water to Invest in their Students’ Wellness

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Charlottesville High School is unveiling its fruit-infused water dispensers to celebrate the school’s effort to increase students and staff access to healthier beverage choices, and in turn, create a healthier school environment. The fruit-infused water dispensers will be available every school day in the cafeteria for students, teachers, and staff to enjoy.


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Intent to Award HCAT Grants

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) is excited to announce the latest cycle of Healthy Communities Action Teams (HCAT) grants. Over $2 million in funds are being awarded to 22 organizations throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. VFHY provides the funding to improve access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. This grant cycle will run through July 1, 2020 until June 30 2023.

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50,000 Virginians Across the Commonwealth Advocate on Rev Your Bev Day

RICHMOND – On Wednesday, November 13, more than 500 early care providers and 200 schools, after-school programs, and community centers throughout Virginia will participate in the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth’s annual Rev Your Bev Day by promoting drinking water as a healthy beverage choice.

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Governor proclaims Sept. 20, 2019 Feed Virginia Day of Action to promote statewide action against hunger

RICHMOND—As the Commonwealth marks the third annual Feed Virginia Day of Action, Governor Ralph Northam and his administration’s Children’s Cabinet today announced the launch of, an interactive tool to connect partners, share resources, and accelerate efforts to help end childhood hunger in Virginia and strengthen local food systems.

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