2023 Volume 23 Pages 97-104
In recent years, dietary education for the younger generation has become an issue. In order to acquire correct eating habits in their 20s and 30s, it is considered important to provide dietary education to high school students who are just one step away from becoming adults. In this study, junior college students practiced dietary education for high school students of the same generation. This is a method of peer education. The purpose of this report was to examine the educational effects of dietary education activities were carried out during the COVID-19 crisis. Three second-year students of our university, who aim to become nutritionists, gave lectures to 24 second-year high school students on the theme of "improving diet by eating vegetables." The high school students understood the importance of eating vegetables, and they were willing to eat vegetables themselves. The junior college students were anxious about the lecture, but the results gave them a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. Although it was held under restrictions due to the COVID-19 crisis, it was suggested that peer education may have educational effects for both high school and junior college students.