30 January 2023
How to develop critical thinking in youth about food information in the media?
Considering the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children, the need for better supervision of marketing messages promoting the consumption of fatty, sweet and salty products is often emphasized (Santé Publique France, 2020). The measures proposed so far have focused on reducing screen time rather than promoting a critical debate around food marketing (Harris, 2009). […]
16 January 2023
Blue Monday: are fruit and vegetables beneficial for mental health?
As an essential dimension of health, mental health is still insufficiently taken into account in our societies and health systems. On Blue Monday – supposedly the most depressing day of the year – Aprifel looks back at a recent study that examined the available evidence on the influence of fruit and vegetable consumption on mental […]
6 January 2023
EGEA conference 2023: registration and call for abstracts are now open!
The next edition of EGEA conference “Diet, fruit & vegetables, and One Health: what contributions?” will take place from September 20 to 22 in Barcelona (Spain). This event will bring together scientific communities, decision-makers, and stakeholders. It aims at translating scientific evidence into action for a healthier and more sustainable food system. Registrations and call […]
19 December 2022
Italy: current diets are less sustainable than the traditional Mediterranean diet
Food systems are responsible for more than one third of global greenhouse gas emissions (FAO, 2021). One week after World Climate Day, Aprifel reviews a recent Italian study that evaluated the impacts of the current Italian diet on the environment. This work shows that Italians are progressively moving away from the traditional Mediterranean diet and […]
6 December 2022
Overweight and obesity cost more than 2% of global Gross Domestic Product
Two out of five people in the world are currently overweight or obese (NCD Risk Factor Collaboration, 2022). Yet, the economic impact of these conditions is not fully measured. For the first time, a recent study has estimated the economic impact of overweight and obesity for 161 countries. This cost is currently more than 2% […]