The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter

The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter est une revue mensuelle gratuite en anglais destinée aux professionnels de la santé dans lequel des chercheurs du monde entier contribuent à la rédaction d’articles. Aprifel vous offre l’accès à la base de données complète des revues Global Fruit & Veg depuis 2006 en format PDF. Une newsletter en français est également disponible.

The Global Fruit and Veg Newsletter (GFVN) is a monthly newsletter published since 2006 * throughout more than 30 countries involved in the promotion of the consumption of fruit and vegetables 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, F&V professionals, consumer associations, journalists and general public). *GFVN replaces the Ifava Scientific Newsletter

Type 2 diabetes: how could our lifestyle prevent the risk?
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N°95 May 2024

Type 2 diabetes: how could our lifestyle prevent the risk?

Many factors influence the development of type 2 diabetes, the most important of which are lifestyle behaviours: poor-quality diet, low levels of physical activity, overweight, obesity and smoking.
Polyphenols: components of fruit and vegetables with multiple health benefits
N°94 April 2024

Polyphenols: components of fruit and vegetables with multiple health benefits

Polyphenols, such as flavonoids, phenolic acids, stilbenes and lignans, are bioactive compounds exclusively found in plant food and beverages. These substances have been of great interest over these last years based on the growing scientific evidence of their contribution to the benefit of their food sources consumption for human health.
Liking, a lever to encourage fruit and vegetables consumption
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.