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°24 June 2008

Forty years ago, Paris witnessed ‘Les Événements’.

The startling and exciting outburst of radicalism involved students, in alliance with trade unionists, taking to the streets to demand an end to the old conservative system of inequality and corruption. The elderly President De Gaulle was so impressed by the intensity of the street violence that he went briefly into exile. The protesters wanted [...]
N°23 May 2008

How to support fruit and vegetables accessibility for young people

The nutritional messages such as “eat 5 fruit and vegetables per day” are well known, but despite this, the consumption of fruit and vegetables has not increased. In France, younger generations spend four times less in buying fruit than their grand-parents. It is important to have a better understanding of the factors influencing the behaviour [...]
N°22 April 2008

Time matters

Once upon a time, in such an old period that I can hardly remember, children were taught to eat a sufficient amount of good foods in order to become tall and strong. How this was working, nobody really knew. Therefore, I was surprised when, because of my old knowledge in nutrition, I was asked to [...]
N°21 March 2008

The impact of diet on the body’s acid-base equilibrium has long been ignored because of its extremely effective blood buffering systems. 

However, more and more studies suggest that Western-style diets, rich in meats and processed foods, are globally acidic. This is unfavourable to the entire organism and especially in maintaining skeletal mineral balance. Among regularly consumed foods, only fruits and vegetables, despite their sometimes acidic flavour, have alkaline properties due to their organic potassium salts. Many [...]
N°20 February 2008

The first article in this edition of the newsletter explores the widely replicated

The first article in this edition of the newsletter explores the widely replicated, but poorly understood finding of sex differences in children’s consumption of fruit and vegetables (FV). Using data from the Fruit and Vegetables Make the Marks study, Elling Bere and colleagues identified greater preference for, and perceived availability of FV as the principal [...]
N°19 January 2008

Interventions in schools to increase Fruit and Vegetable consumption

Low fruit and vegetable intake is known to be associated with poor health, particularly cardiovascular disease and cancer. With the worldwide increase in childhood obesity, and increased risk of non-communicable diseases, there is recognition that children’s diets need to be improved. Schools appear to be an ideal environment to focus interventions designed to increase fruit [...]
N°18 December 2007

In 1997, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)

In 1997, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) published the groundbreaking Expert Report, Food, Nutrition and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective. The Report was a catalyst for change, creating great opportunities for advancing knowledge in the area of diet and cancer prevention, and stimulating a [...]
N°17 November 2007

Nutrition and lung health

Lung diseases have increased significantly in the last 10 years and account for substantial morbidity and mortality. The influence of dietary factors has generated growing interest because of their potential impact on the genesis and evolution of lung diseases, particularly in how they may modulate the effects of environmental exposures. These factors include antioxidants, omega-3 [...]
N°16 October 2007

The prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases

The prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases increases with age and clearly represent a major public health problem in aging populations. Strategies for the prevention of dementia are therefore needed. Furthermore the onset of ND is insidious and the neurodegenerative process may exist for many years before dementia. ND can be influenced by many factors; among them [...]