Conferences & Events

Weight of the State Conference

Prevention Connection and the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth co-host Virginia’s Weight of the State conference, which was inspired by the CDC’s Weight of the Nation conference. The 2015 Weight of the State conference will showcase the latest approaches in childhood obesity prevention and control. Hundreds of attendees from across the Commonwealth will gather to hear national, state and local experts sharing cutting-edge tactics for reducing and preventing obesity, including community-based approaches and policy changes. For more info, please go to

Virginia Healthy Youth Day

Established by a Virginia General Assembly resolution, Virginia Healthy Youth Day is co-hosted every January by Prevention Connections and promotes physical fitness, good nutrition and healthy lifestyles for Virginia’s children. Tens of thousands of children across Virginia have participated in Virginia Healthy Youth Day activities since 2011.