Last November, 2018, WONCA Europe attended the EGEA / Fruit & Vegetables 4 Health Conference in Lyon, organised by Aprifel.
Following the Conference, WONCA Europe was invited to validate the content of 14 factsheets for health professionals. These sheets are scientifically based, adaptable to daily practice and valuable for engaging in dialogue with patients. They are available in both English and French.
"Too much sodium and monosaccharides, insufficient consumption of fruit and vegetables and whole grains… an unhealthy diet is one of the main risk factors for health, causing as many deaths as tobacco or alcohol consumption. Following EGEA 2018 conference 'Nutrition and Health: from science to practice', the European program 'Fruit and Veg 4 Health' propose advice and fact sheets.
What is a healthy diet? Why and how do fruit and vegetables contribute to the prevention of chronic diseases? Which diet should be recommended during pre-conception period and pregnancy? Created for health professionals, these advice and fact sheets aim to support their action on nutritional advice. Thanks to short and practical messages, the goal is to facilitate dialogue between patient and his doctor and to improve people’s eating habits.
A validation process involving scientists and physicians
"These nutrition and health advice fact sheets are based on scientific consensus regarding diet and chronic diseases prevention. They have been elaborated with the office of the University College of General Medicine of Lyon 1 University and the European associations of general practitioners, family doctors (WONCA Europe) and pediatricians (ECOG). In total, 14 advice and facts sheets will be available by the end of 2020."
The factsheets are now available here on the EGEA website.