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

69 – January 2022
N°69 January 2022

Healthy diet and bone health

Osteoporosis, a multifactorial disease, causes almost 9 million fractures each year worldwide. Faced with this burden, number of research has focused on the effects of diet on bone health. This edition of the Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter highlights this subject through 3 recent articles.
68 – December 2021
N°68 December 2021

Special issue – A symposium to close the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables

On December 14 th, 2021, the French Academy of Agriculture had the pleasure of hosting the Symposium organised by Aprifel to close the International Year of Fruit and Vegetables. The objectives set out for this International Year complement those of our Academy, since our watchword is to “live our passion and pass on our ambition”.
67 – November 2021
N°67 November 2021

Diet and environmental impact

With COP26 coming to a close, we have been reminded of the potential of dietary change to reduce environmental impact. This November edition of the Global Fruit and Vegetable Newsletter provides three different perspectives on our diet’s environmental impact, and shows innovative modelling that answers some much-needed questions.
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 [...]