VFHY and Y Street surveyed 1,500+ kids across Virginia to learn what they think of school breakfasts. Find out what they had to say.
Established in 1999 by the Virginia General Assembly, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) promotes healthy living habits and reduces and prevents youth tobacco use and childhood obesity statewide. VFHY receives no taxpayer funds. Since we began working with youth in 2001, we have helped cut the youth smoking rate in Virginia more than in half! Our initiatives include:
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New research published by the American Physiological Society finds that e-cigarette vapor can damage the lungs, even if the vapor is nicotine-free.
If all 12.7 million U.S. youth with obesity become adults with obesity, it could cost society $1.1 trillion
Societal cost of obesity could exceed $1.1 trillion, new Brookings research finds
"The lifetime costs of obesity are sobering to say the least," said University of California System President Janet Napolitano at an event today to discuss new research that quantifies the economic costs of obesity in the U.S. President Napolitano addressed findings from the Center on Social and Eco…
Thanks to the always-super Ann Tierney for making a presentation to the VFHY Board of Trustees yesterday about Chesterfield Public Schools' VFHY-funded grant programs! If you're a grantee and interested in letting the board know about the good work you're doing, please get in touch with us!