School-based "Shokuiku" program in Japan: application to nutrition education in Asian countries.

@article{Miyoshi2012SchoolbasedP,
  title={School-based "Shokuiku" program in Japan: application to nutrition education in Asian countries.},
  author={Miki Miyoshi and Nobuyo Tsuboyama-Kasaoka and Nobuo Nishi},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={159-62}
}
This paper provides the overview of "Shokuiku" in Japan, and discusses the future perspective on application of its concepts to nutrition education in other Asian countries. In Japan, there has been a growing concern on increase of obesity and the metabolic syndrome among middle-aged men. Additionally, child obesity has also become one of the important health problems. The increased obesity among them is possibly associated with inappropriate dietary habits (eg skipping breakfast, excessive fat… CONTINUE READING
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