Did you know that tobacco use and obesity are the two leading causes of preventable deaths in the United States?
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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The Greater Richmond Coalition for Healthy Children (HCAT), a VFHY grantee, recently launched the Prescription Produce Program to help empower children and parents at risk for obesity to prepare healthier meals. This program teaches families that their health can improve through a diet that includes more fruits and vegetables! #ChildObesity #COAM