Established by the General Assembly in 1999, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth reduces and prevents youth tobacco use and childhood obesity.
To reduce and prevent youth tobacco use and childhood obesity in the Commonwealth of Virginia
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. Its budget comes from an 8.5% share of Virginia’s annual payments from the nation’s major tobacco manufacturers through the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA).