University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0877
Survey Title The Survey of Attitude toward Shokuiku, 2012
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.

This survey consists of five parts: (1) interest in shokuiku (food and nutrition education),(2) current eating habits and lifestyle habits, (3) food preparation, (4) selection of food items, and (5) eating meals with family.
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 people, number of valid responses: 1,773 people (valid response rate: 59.1%)
Date of Collection 2012-12-07 ~ 2012-12-24
2012/12/07 – 12/24
Time Period 2012 ~ 2012
Spatial Unit Japan
Japan (208 municipalities-cities, towns, and villages, 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 Central Research Services, Inc.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0877
Sponsors (Funds)
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
- Level of interest in eating habits

(2) Current eating habits and lifestyle habits  
- Eating habits respondent views important
- Degree of satisfaction meals (Mealtime is fun)
- Frequency of eating a meal which consists of staple food, main dish, and side dishes
- Degree of effort to eat and exercise well 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.

(3) Food preparation  
- Preparation, purchase of food items, frequency of eating out
- Attitude to food preparation  

(4) Selection of food items  
- Extent of knowledge on food item selection and preparation
- Extent of knowledge on food item selection and preparation (by content)
- Knowledge regarding food item selection and preparation respondent wants to acquire

(5) Eating meals with family, etc.  
- Frequency of eating breakfast with family
- Frequency of eating dinner with family
- Attitude toward eating meals with family
- Whether respondent watches TV when eating with family members
- Conversation with family members while eating together   

Face items:
- Gender
- Age
- Employment status
- Comfort level of living
- Health condition

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2013/10/10
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 : 2013-10-10
Notes for Users Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.