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

66 – September/October 2021
N°66 September 2021

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Along with the global community, the United States (US) continues to grapple with the myriad challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the programs that provide steadfast support and operate as a safety net for US families is the nation’s premier public health nutrition program – the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and [...]
65 – July/August 2021
N°65 July 2021

School-based interventions to increase fruit and vegetables consumption: efficacy, success and challenges

Throughout the last decades considerable scientific evidence has shown that comprehensive school-based interventions for children are key for community obesity prevention efforts and for child´s health, by improving healthy behaviors where increasing fruit and vegetables (F&V) consumption is a top priority. In the context of the International Year of Fruit and Vegetables (2021), this edition [...]
64 – June 2021
N°64 June 2021

Special edition for international year of fruits and vegetables: initiatives of the global alliance for the promotion of fruit and vegetables consumption

The entities that promote the fruit and vegetables (F&V) consumption around the world are key agents to raise awareness on the importance of the daily consumption of F&V for One Health. The challenges that the pandemic is posing for humanity have put food systems to the test, but we have observed how the F&V sector [...]
63 – May 2021
N°63 May 2021

Fruit and vegetables consumption and type 2 diabetes prevention

In this issue of the Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter, three summary reports are presented. Kjell Olsson et al. examined 18 years’ risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in relation to carbohydrate intakes in 26 662 Swedish men and women. High intakes of monosaccharides and fruits were associated with lower T2D risk, while intakes of [...]
62 – April 2021
N°62 April 2021

Dietary guidelines - are they in line with a sustainable diet ?

Food-based Dietary Guidelines are documents produced by policy makers that recommend how citizens should eat. Since the 1960s, Dietary Guidelines have become one of many dietary change tools in a food policy maker’s tool-kit. Tensions between health and sustainability in Dietary Guidelines have been discussed since the early 2010s. Review of national healthy and sustainable [...]
61 – March 2021
N°61 March 2021

Nudges and food consumption behaviours

Recently, scholars from all over the world have been examining tools and methodologies to improve dietary intake among people to improve health and well-being. One of the most popular methodology is nudging, with various outcomes, based on the famous book by Thaler and Sunstein (2009). The theoretical and political philosophy concept that lies behind nudging [...]
60 – February 2021
N°60 February 2021

Covid-19 and food consumption behaviors

Since January 2020, the world is facing a pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Social distancing and individual isolation have been implemented in different phases and with variable levels of restriction as extreme measures to control, or at least attenuate the spread of the disease. [...]
59 – January 2021
N°59 January 2021

Actions and interventions to increase fruit and vegetables consumption

2021, as the International Year of Fruit and Vegetables, represents explicit support of the highest level for the fruit and vegetable sector (F&V), and offers an unprecedented opportunity for entities around the world that work tirelessly to promote F&V consumption, improve food security and highlight the relevance of F&V in healthier and more sustainable food [...]
58 – December 2020
N°58 December 2020

Food consumption and lifestyle trends

The adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviors is programmed from an early age and extends into adolescence and young adulthood. Despite the importance of modifi able healthy dietary and lifestyle practices in mitigating noncommunicable diseases, there exists a limited understanding of population-level changes and current trends in food consumption and lifestyle behaviors in these populations. Understanding [...]