Establishment and Issues of New Educational System by Nutrition Teachers

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Abstract

The Japanese school lunch system, which has over 100 y of history, has gained world attention for its well-developed and steady system, healthy Japanese-style menus including rice, and educational programs utilizing the school lunch system. Meanwhile, risk factors of health among students have been continuously worsening for the past dozen years or so. Therefore, Japan had hastened to develop better educational programs utilizing the school lunch and nutritional teachers. Under such circumstances, the Japanese Diet passed a bill to amend the School Education Law (hereinafter called the Amendment) which includes the establishment of an educational system by nutrition teachers in May, 2004. This system will be enforced in April, 2005. This system by nutrition teachers in Japan is well organized in both the legal and administrative senses and is attracting domestic and international attention as an example of an educational measure to improve the dietary life of students. The reason for this article in English is the additional intention of enlightening other countries by showing the political promotion problems of educational administration agencies, educational contents of nutrition teachers and some issues of the new educational system by nutrition teachers.

Journal

  • Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology

    Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology 51(4), 260-264, 2005

    The Vitamin Society of Japan

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110002704073
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00703822
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    0301-4800
  • NDL Article ID
    7413021
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR2(科学技術--生物学--生化学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-B484
  • Data Source
    CJPref  NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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