University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0788
Survey Title The Survey of the Current Status and Awareness of Shokuiku, 2010
Depositor Consumer Affairs and Shokuiku (Food and Nutrition Education) Division, Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Government of Japan
(Former Name:Office for the Food Education Promotion, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan)
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Summary In recent years, the environment surrounding the eating habits of Japanese people has changed greatly in relation to factors such as unbalanced nutrition, irregular meals, increases in obesity and lifestyle diseases, skipping breakfast, dependence on imported food, crisis in traditional food culture, and food safety, etc.

Starting with the 2005 “Special Public Opinion Survey on Shokuiku,” the Cabinet Office has been conducting surveys to see changes in the environment regarding the eating habits and making inquiries about topics such as interest in shokuiku (food and nutrition education), current eating habits/lifestyle habits, and meals with family.

Taking into consideration the formulation of the second Basic Plan for the Promotion of shokuiku and its implementation in 2011, items such as the advantages of eating breakfast and the advantages of eating together, etc. were added to this survey.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe People aged 20 years and older living in municipalities nationwide
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Sample size: 3,000, valid responses: 1,853 (valid response rate: 61.8%)
Date of Collection 2010-12-03 ~ 2010-12-19
2010/12/03 – 12/19
Time Period 2010 ~ 2010
Spatial Unit Japan
Japan (210 locations in 210 municipalities)
Sampling Procedure Probability: Stratified
Probability: Multistage
Two-stage stratified random sampling
Mode of Data Collection Face-to-face interview
Investigator Office for Shokuiku Promotion, survey carried out by Central Research Services, Inc.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0788
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Related Publications (by the Investigator) “Shokuiku no genjō to ishiki ni kansuru chōsa hōkokusho” [Report on survey of the current status and awareness of shokuiku], March 2011, Office for the Food Education Promotion, Cabinet Office (in Japanese)
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Questionnaire]
Major Survey Items Questionnaire items
(1) Interest in shokuiku
- Level of awareness of shokuiku
- Level of interest in shokuiku

(2) Current eating habits/lifestyle habits
- Frequency of eating breakfast
- Advantages of eating breakfast
- Changes in frequency of eating breakfast in the past five years
- Reasons for changes in frequency of eating breakfast in the past five years
- Changes in physical condition and feeling in conjunction with changes in frequency of eating breakfast in the past five years
- Frequency of skipping meals
- Frequency of eating balanced meals
- Level of awareness of metabolic syndrome
- Level of practice of eating/exercise to prevent or ameliorate metabolic syndrome
- Level of interest in eating manner
- Level of practicing chewing and enjoying flavors when eating
- Whether respondent has guidelines, etc. that they refer to
- Level of practice of eating habits based on the "Spinning Top Food Guide" diagram, etc.
- Level of understanding of appropriate amounts and balance for each meal
- Level of satisfaction with eating habits
- State of the community where respondent lives and the people in the community

(3) Meals with family
- Number of household family members
- Household family members
- Frequency of eating breakfast together
- Frequency of eating dinner together
- Advantages of eating together
- Attitudes to eating together and state of family

(4) Usual efforts concerning eating
- Food-related efforts

(5) Job
- Employment status
- Form of Employment
- Job details
- Environment at and near workplace

Face items:
- Gender, age, health condition

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2012/02/01
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Diet and nutrition
General health and well-being
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