Global F&V Newsletter

Covid-19 and food consumption behaviors


Since January 2020, the world is facing a pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Social distancing and individual isolation have been implemented in different phases and with variable levels of restriction as extreme measures to control, or at least attenuate the spread of the disease. However, by affecting people’s behaviors these measures may also have some negative effects on health. The Covid-19 pandemic, with millions of people affected, combined with the lockdown measures have impacted the lifestyle and health behavior of the population, including their food consumption behavior. This issue of The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter is dedicated to health behaviors during COVID-19 pandemic…