Global F&V Newsletter

N° 72 | April 2022
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How does the food environment shape our food choices?


« What you see is what you get! »
A simple one-liner that perfectly reflects reality when it comes to accessibility of (un)healthy food
products in relation to health behaviors. The home environment, schools, neighborhoods and broader
communities all provide access to food choices, while the ‘media environment’ guides us towards
these choices. Looking at the food environment as a whole rather than ‘isolated’ settings is crucial
and crossing borders is key to create food environments that enable people to increase their fruit and
vegetable intake and reduce their intake of unhealthy food products.