The UN General Assembly designated 2021 the International Year of Fruit and Vegetables (IYFV)
FAO is the lead agency for celebrating the year in collaboration with other relevant organizations and bodies of the United Nations system. The IYFV 2021 is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on the important role of fruits and vegetables in human nutrition, food security and health and as well in achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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Health & Nutrition
Fruits and vegetables…
- are full of important nutrients like fibre, vitamins, and minerals
- may lower your risk for heart disease
- may lower your risk for some types of cancer
- are good for everyone!
Fruits and veggies are also super convenient and affordable when you’re equipped with our quick tips and fresh ideas! Learn more
If you just want to know everything there is about produce, you’ve come to the right place. The Ontario Produce Marketing Association has compiled all the info you need to learn more about your favourite produce:
Cooking with fruit and vegetables
Fruit & vegetables on a budget
Living on a budget? The good news about fruits and veggies in Canada is that we have access to a wide range of fresh produce year round.
The International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021 (IYFV), as declared by the UN General Assembly in Resolution A/RES/74/244, aims at raising awareness of, directing policy attention to, and sharing good practices on the nutritional and health benefits of fruit and vegetable consumption, the contribution of fruit and vegetable consumption to the promotion of diversified, balanced and healthy diets and lifestyles, and reducing loss and waste of fruits and vegetables.
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IYFV committee contact:
Canadian Horticultural Council / Conseil canadien de l'horticulture
T. 613 226 4880 (ext. 210)