Press Release Archives - VFHY
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09/25/2020
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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Virginia Teen Activists’ Work on Tobacco Prevention Recognized as a Model for Other States

RICHMOND, VA. – Today, youth activism is impacting meaningful social, political and environmental change and commonwealth teens are joining in on this powerful work. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) included Y Street, Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth’s (VFHY) youth engagement program, in a guide of initiatives across the country demonstrating best practices for tobacco prevention and control.

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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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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 FeedVA.org, 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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