Promoting fruit and vegetable consumption around the world
Workshop on Fruit and Vegetable Promotion in Portuguese Speaking Countries - September 2005
On the 1st and 2nd of September 2005 the first workshop to study and discuss the possibility of implementing the WHO/FAO Framework for Promoting Fruit and Vegetables at the national level was held in Lisbon/Portugal, with participants from the health and agriculture sectors from all lusophone countries (Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guiné-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, S. Tome and Principe, Timor-Leste). This workshop also reviewed past and ongoing activities to promote fruit and vegetable consumption in participating countries.
As a result of this workshop two documents are available: a background document describing the nutritional status of the population, nutrition policies and fruit and vegetable production and consumption in all participating countries; and the meeting report that includes the main conclusions of the working groups, recommendations from participants, actions to be taken in the future and the Portuguese version of the "WHO/FAO Framework for Promoting Fruit and Vegetables at the National level".
As a follow-up to the Lisbon Workshop, an electronic newsletter is produced regularly aiming to disseminate information in Portuguese about fruit and vegetable promotion; to facilitate the exchange of experience in this field and to maintain the contact network, established in Lisbon, active.