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

N°33 April 2009


In 2007 the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) published the Second Expert Report, Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective. This report is the most current and comprehensive analysis of the literature on diet, physical activity and cancer. It includes 10 recommendations [...]
N°32 March 2009


Improving healthy nutrition at the workplace: Why are we so behind in France? The implementation of Worksite Health Programs in France is the responsibility of individual employers, as per the national labour law and as a result of a long social history. This translates as priority to OSH (Occupational Safety and Health) approach and poorly [...]
N°31 February 2009


The three papers in this issue of the Ifava newsletter provide an interesting perspective on the dietary behaviour of university students and point to possible explanations and ways of improving health behaviours. The results in the first paper regarding a cohort of German students provide further evidence of the poor lifestyle habits already observed in [...]
N°30 January 2009


Incidence of cardiovascular disease and cancer increases with aging. Preventive strategies are of utmost importance for healthy aging and quality of life. Among them, the reduction in oxidative damage appears to be an important strategy to reduce cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality. Carotenoids are known to be powerful anti-oxidants and may be good candidates to [...]
N°29 December 2008


Immigrants form vital elements of the economy and broaden cultural diversity in the host country. They promote economic development and social change by integrating within the host culture, often by modifying their lifestyle and food habits. Many immigrants belong to low socio-economic groups and are employed in low-paid jobs with irregular and shift work, and [...]
N°28 November 2008


A new nutritional risk group without fruit and vegetable consumption? Fetal nutrition may influence the subsequent risk of chronic childhood and adulthood diseases. Unbalanced food intake together with metabolic changes occurring during pregnancy may influence the mother’s health by increasing the risk of obesity, which may be risk factor for metabolic conditions including gestational diabetes [...]
N°27 October 2008

In recent years, policy statements related to obesity have acknowledged the utility of dietary energy density as a guide to food choices

The World Health Organization recommends reducing the energy density of the diet as a strategy to stem the global obesity epidemic. Reductions in energy density can be achieved by increasing intake of vegetables and fruits. Their high water content allows people to eat satisfying amounts of food with few calories per bite. Filling up at [...]
N°26 September 2008

Currently, preventing childhood obesity is geared to putting a stop to the intense

Currently, preventing childhood obesity is geared to putting a stop to the intense, unethical drive to commercialise many aspects of children's lives. Child labour used to be common in Europe and sadly still is in the developing world, but essentially society has always focused on the need to protect children. Those who still believe in [...]
N°25 July 2008


A healthful diet helps to reduce risk for common health problems among adolescents and young adults such as hypertension and obesity. Further, consuming a nutrient-dense diet is critical to support the rapid physical growth that characterizes adolescence. Eating behaviors established during these early years often influence diet later in adulthood, and thus may have an [...]