School lunch program for health promotion among children in Japan.

  title={School lunch program for health promotion among children in Japan.},
  author={Nobuko Tanaka and Miki Miyoshi},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={21 1},
In Japan, the present school lunch program has been implemented under the "School Lunch Act" enacted in 1954. The main purpose of the school lunch program is to promote healthy development of the minds and bodies of school children. Later, "The School Lunch Act" was revised in 2008 and its aim was changed to "promoting Shokuiku". As of May 2009, approximately 10 million school children participate in the school lunch program. This program itself is an educational activity. School children are… 

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