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Join the movement to increase access to healthy foods and create healthier communities!

Latest Virginia Youth Survey results

Teen smoking in Virginia has plummeted, according to the latest Virginia Youth Survey, jointly conducted by VFHY and the Virginia Department of Health.

VFHY has created a a one-stop shop for resources to help Virginia schools become 100% tobacco-free.

Did you know that tobacco use and obesity are the two leading causes of preventable deaths in the United States?

We get results!

VFHY is responsible for statewide efforts to reduce and prevent youth tobacco use and childhood obesity.

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Welcome

Established in 1999 by the Virginia General Assembly, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) empowers Virginia’s youth to make healthy choices by promoting active, nutritious and tobacco-free living. VFHY receives no taxpayer funds. Since we began working with youth in 2001, we have helped cut the youth smoking rate in Virginia by more than 70 percent! Our initiatives include:

See Our Impact

Virginia Youth Health Survey

About VFHYOverview

Established in 1999 by the Virginia General Assembly, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) empowers Virginia’s youth to make healthy choices by promoting active, nutritious and tobacco-free living.

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.