Global F&V Newsletter

The Global Fruit and Veg Newsletter (GFVN) is a monthly newsletter published since 2006 * throughout more than 30 countries involved in the promotion of fruit and vegetables consumption worldwide to improve public health. The articles published are scientifically based and come from the literature review. Doing so allows us to disseminate the scientific knowledge outside the box and share the work with more than 10 000 readers from other disciplines (Scientists, health professionals, fruit and vegetable professionals, consumer associations, journalists and general public).
*GFVN replaces the Ifava Scientific Newsletter

Liking, a lever to encourage fruit and vegetables consumption
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N°93 March 2024

Enjoyment, a lever to encourage fruit and vegetables consumption

Insufficient consumption of fruit and vegetables is a major public health concern. Their health benefits in noncommunicable diseases prevention are largely well-know and proven by scientific evidence. Yet, their intake remains below the WHO recommendations (at least 400 g of fruit and vegetables per day).
Approaches and tools for understanding and adopting healthy sustainable diets
N°92 February 2024

Approaches and tools for understanding and adopting healthy sustainable diets

The FAO definition of sustainable diets highlights the need to consider environmental, economic, nutritional, and socio-cultural issues together when designing a sustainable diet.
Fruit and vegetables and mental health: an emerging research topic with multiple pathways
N°91 January 2024

Fruit and vegetables and mental health: an emerging research topic with multiple pathways

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as a “state of mental well-being that enables people to cope with the stresses of life, realize their abilities, learn well and work well, and contribute to their community ».
Are healthy dietary patterns aligned with sustainability?
N°90 December 2023

Are healthy dietary patterns aligned with sustainability?

Food systems have an evident role in both noncommunicable diseases and climate change. A transition toward food production and dietary patterns that have lower environmental impact and better health outcomes is therefore essential.
Social influence in food choices: the good and the bad
N°89 November 2023

Social influence in food choices: the good and the bad

The influence of other people on our eating behaviour has been explored for decades. If the person next to you doesn’t fill out their plate, you likely won’t either. When we’re with friends, we tend to choose what they do. This influence has been consistently used as a lever in interventions to encourage people to [...]
Healthcare professionals’ role in nutritional care
N°88 October 2023

Healthcare professionals' role in nutritional care

According to the World Health Organization, health is defined by "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" (WHO Constitution, 1946). Healthy dietary patterns are one of the most important health determinants.
Food security, human health, and sustainability
N°87 September 2023

Food security, human health, and sustainability

As the world's population continues to grow, feeding people adequate, healthy food to eliminate hunger and malnutrition is a crucial challenge. This constant demographic growth can be seen as an obstacle to sustainable development and to food security.
Effective interventions to increase fruit and vegetables consumption in children
N°86 August 2023

Effective interventions to increase fruit and vegetables consumption in children

While the health benefits of fruit and vegetables are well-known for children, their intake remains insufficient among this population. A growing number of interventions are designed to promote their intake at preschool age, as this stage of life may be an optimal time for dietary interventions.
Healthy diet, fruit and vegetables and type 2 diabetes
N°85 June 2023

Healthy diet, fruit and vegetables and type 2 diabetes

The prevalence of diabetes, predominantly type 2 diabetes goes on increasing worldwide.Type 2 diabetes is a real public health concern as it is associated with higher morbidity and mortality risks than other noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease.