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°8 January 2007


Availability and accessibility of fresh fruit and vegetables (F&V) has become the most important issue in understanding why people do not eat enough F&V everyday: no F&V in vending machines, non existent new distribution systems for F&V, lack of availability at schools, lack of preparation knowledge… The two most considered questions are the affordability for [...]
N°7 December 2006


Osteoporosis, a global health problem, is increasingly significant as people live longer and the world's population grows(1). Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and its complications are essential socioeconomic priorities, calling for the development and implementation of strategies, in particular nutritional approaches and policies. Increasing scientific evidence links high fruit and vegetable intake to more favourable [...]
N°6 November 2006

IFAVA International Fruit and Vegetable Alliance

Schools represent a unique setting for the promotion of fruit and vegetable intake in children: they reach large captive audiences and provide many opportunities to improve nutrition, including formal learning, feeding, as well as other activities such as cooking and gardening. In addition, school-based fruit and vegetable promotion programmes can in many cases be practical [...]
N°5 October 2006

Fruit and Vegetables and Cardiovascular Health

Recent results from the Women’s Health Initiative indicate that a diet low in fat but high in fruit, vegetables and grains does not significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women. These results were unexpected and almost shocking, seemingly reversing the evidence from previous studies that was thought be solid. Despite these findings, [...]
N°4 September 2006


If you had asked a group of medical doctors 40 years ago whether child health would steadily improve throughout the twenty-first century, the answer would most likely have been “yes”. The vision of the link between health and environment was limited to achieving a number of well-defined goals, namely clean water, enough food, immunization, and [...]
N°2 June 2006

Persuading children to eat enough fruit and vegetables is a universal problem in developed countries

The articles in this edition of the newsletter focus on the early years with good reason. Food preferences are influenced by experiences during the very earliest stages of life, as Catherine Forestell’s contribution, ‘Prenatal and post-natal influences on fruit and vegetable acceptance throughout childhood’, describes. Innate predispositions to prefer sweet or energy-dense foods and to [...]
N°1 May 2006

It gives me great pleasure and excitement to welcome you to the first issue of the International Fruit and Vegetable Alliance (IFAVA) newsletter.

In 2004, representatives from over 10 countries met in New Zealand and began informal discussions to form a new international organization which will be in a leading position to encourage and foster efforts on both national and global levels to increase the consumption of fruit and vegetables for the better health of all citizens. The [...]