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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Wingspan, the developer of VFHY's popular Al's Pals curriculum program, wants to share their site, AcornDreams.com, which offers free tips, blogs, printables and other easy-to-use resources that can aid in tobacco-use and obesity prevention lessons. Check it out!
Early childhood resources equip you to guide children, starting in the preschool years, to make friends, cooperate, handle anger and disappointment, calm down, and solve problems peacefully.
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Mary Dixon from the Three Rivers Health District received an award from the Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (DCVMRC) for her work volunteering for the VFHY-funded Too Good for Drugs program in the health district. Congratulations, Mary!
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