N° 70 | September 2012

VIII World congress consumption fruit and vegetables

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The International congress of Fruits and Vegetables consumption has been held every year since 2005. It was held in Madrid, Spain, in October 2011, where it was decided that the next event would be held in Cali, Columbia, from 27-28 September 2012. Corporación Colombia Internacional will organize and host the congress along with the Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social, as part of the Week of Healthy Lifestyles and Habits. This event is expected to host at least 40 countries.

This event aims to reinforce worldwide campaigns to increase fruit and vegetable consumption (“5 a day”), is supported by entities like FAO, WHO, PAHO, and is intended to prevent chronic noncommunicable diseases.