The Results and Issues of Dietary Education Program for Preventing Lifestyle-related Disease with Elementary School Students
本田, 藍 ,
斎藤, 陽子 深見, 聡 ,
地域環境研究 : 環境教育研究マネジメントセンター年報
44 , 2016-03-31 , 長崎大学環境科学部 環境教育研究マネジメントセンター
Through January 25th to 28th in 2016, we conducted 1-hour dietary education classes for each grade at “elementary school A” with 168 students. These programs were designed and prepared with objectives, for 1st to 4th grade students “to understand the importance of taking vegetables rich in fiber, allowing to chew well”, “to correct likes and dislikes of vegetables”, “to learn how to check the condition of body”; for 5th grade students “to select necessary food for themselves by judging from the label”, “to reduce the amount of sweet beverages and snacks”; and for 6th grade
students “to thank those people who carefully prepare meals for them in consideration to the balance of nutrition”, “to increase the intake of vegetables, fish and shellfish”. According to the survey with questionnaire conducted before and
after the classes, those programs increased awareness toward dietary habit and behavior among those children in the elementary school. However, the results also showed there was no significant statistical difference. Also, the least improvement was found somehow with those students in the 5th grade among others. We will improve the contents of the dietary education program according to the results of this study, to carry out more effective dietary education in the future.