University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0840
Survey Title The Survey of Attitude toward Shokuiku, 2011
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 Recent times have seen significant changes in the environment regarding the eating habits of Japanese people, including unbalanced nutrition, irregular meals, increases in obesity and lifestyle-related diseases, skipping breakfast, dependence on foreign countries for food, crisis in traditional food culture, and worries about food safety, etc.

Based on these changes, the Cabinet Office has carried out the “Survey of Attitude toward Shokuiku” (previously called the “special social survey regarding shokuiku”) continuously since 2005 for the purpose of understanding people’s attitudes toward shokuiku (food and nutrition education) and to serve as reference material for future policies for the promotion of shokuiku.

Topics of questions asked include interest in shokuiku, current eating habits and lifestyle habits, eating meals with family, and so on.

The survey this time includes questions regarding changes in eating habits since the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe People aged 20 years and older living in municipalities in Japan
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Sample size: 3,000, number of valid responses: 1,867 (valid response rate 62.2%)
Date of Collection 2011-12-08 ~ 2011-12-25
2011/12/08 – 12/25
Time Period 2011 ~ 2011
Spatial Unit Japan
Japan (172 municipalities, 210 locations)
Sampling Procedure Probability: Stratified
Probability: Multistage
Two-stage stratified random sampling
Mode of Data Collection Face-to-face interview conducted by survey staff
Investigator Office for Shokuiku Promotion, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, survey carried out by Shin Joho Center, Inc.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0840
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Related Publications (by the Investigator) Please refer to the abstract 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
- Awareness of shokuiku
- Level of interest in shokuiku

(2) Current eating habits and lifestyle habits  
- Frequency of eating breakfast
- Frequency of eating balanced meals
- Person respondent eats with
- Frequency of eating all meals of the day alone
- Time respondent starts eating dinner
- Degree respondent practices eating and exercise habits to prevent or improve metabolic syndromes
- Things respondent practices to prevent or improve metabolic syndromes
- Degree of interest in the way of eating
- Eating habits learned through the “Balanced Diet Guide,” etc.
- Degree of satisfaction with eating habits
- Presence of worry and anxiety about daily eating habits
- Issues about eating habits respondent worries about

(3) Attitude to eating habits and local situation
- Changes in eating habits after the Great East Japan Earthquake
- Whether or not respondent feels it in daily eating habits
- Things respondent considers important in future eating habits
- Connection to the area of residence and community
- Interaction with people in the area of residence and community

(4) Selection of food items  
- Extent of knowledge on food item selection and preparation
- Things respondent considers important when selecting food items
- Knowledge regarding food item selection and preparation respondent wants to acquire

(5) Eating meals with family  
- Frequency of eating breakfast with family
- Frequency of eating dinner with family
- Attitude to eating meals with family
- Reasons for difficulty in having time to have meals together with family

(6) Work
- Workplace environment

Face items:
- Gender, age, annual income, comfort level of living

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2012/11/08
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Life-long/continuing education
Diet and nutrition
General health and well-being
Topics in SSJDA Education/Learning
Health/Medical Care
Version 1 : 2012-11-08
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