In order to broaden the debate on the production, supply and consumption of fruits and vegetables, the Ministry of Health and the National Cancer Institute (INCA), in partnership with PAHO/WHO, FAO and the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger, are promoting a series of Regional Dialogues, within the scope of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, instituted by the UN General Assembly. The dialogues started on August 24th and it is now possible to access the recordings of the dialogues in the Southeast, South and Northeast regions on the WFP Centre of Excellence YouTube channel. If you wish to watch the remaining two session live, please register here. Recordings of those two sessions will also be available later.
The dialogue series also aims to encourage the identification of inspiring experiences for the “Innovation Laboratory: Encouraging the production, availability, access and consumption of fruits and vegetables”. Registrations are open to professionals and institutions that have innovative experiences in the field of fruits and vegetables. The initiatives registered on the platform will support the creation of a set of recommendations for intersectoral policies for the development of strategies, actions, programmes and projects associated with the theme, and will be presented at the International Conference, in October.
Fruits and vegetables as part of the Nurture the Future project
The inclusion of production, supply and consumption of fruits and vegetables is a strategy to encourage information networks to support countries to achieve the final objective of the Nurture the Future project, which is the implementation of policies capable of reversing the multiple burden of malnutrition, especially childhood obesity. Encouraging the consumption of these foods is essential for promoting adequate and healthy eating, with greater diversity in food consumption, which plays an important role in preventing chronic non-communicable diseases and all forms of malnutrition.
One of the products to be developed as a result of this series of events, within the scope of the project, is the preparation of a technical document that will bring together recommendations, based on the Brazilian experience in promoting the fruits and vegetables agenda, as a priority action in the set of actions to prevent and reverse obesity. The Nurture the Future project is a partnership between the WFP Centre of Excellence, the Ministry of Health and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency.