University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0959
Survey Title The Survey of Attitude toward Shokuiku, 2013
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) selection of food items, (4) information on food and shokuiku, and (5) eating meals with family.
Data Type quantitative research
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 pf valid responses: 1,771 people (valid response rate: 59.0%)
Date of Collection 2013-11-22 ~ 2013-12-09
2013/11/22 – 12/09
Time Period 2013 ~ 2013
Spatial Unit Japan
Japan (205 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 the Food Education Promotion, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, survey carried out by Central Research Services, Inc.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0959
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 (food and nutrition education)
- Awareness of shokuiku and impression of the word
- Level of interest in shokuiku

(2) Current eating habits and lifestyle habits
- Items of interest regarding eating habits
- Degree of satisfaction meals (Mealtime is fun)
- Meals, exercise, etc. to prevent or improve metabolic syndromes
- Degree of interest in the way of eating
- Eating habits learned through the “Balanced Diet Guide”, etc.

(3) Selection of food items
- Extent of knowledge on food item selection and preparation
- Acquiring knowledge on food item selection and preparation
- Extent of knowledge on food (by content)
- Acquiring knowledge on food (different content)

(4) Information on food and shokuiku
- Information of interest regarding food
- Awareness of food information
- Information sources for future shokuiku
- Passing down family and local recipes and tastes of food
- Desire to participate in initiatives related to shokuiku

(5) Eating meals with family  
- Importance of eating meals with family
- Attitude toward and frequency of eating breakfast with family
- Attitude toward and frequency of eating dinner with family
- Attitude toward eating meals with family

[Face items]
- Gender
- Age
- Marital status
- Number of cohabitants
- Number of children
- Employment status
- Comfort level of living
- Time to spare
- Health condition

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2014/11/18
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 : 2014-11-18
Notes for Users Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.