This survey focuses on the fishing activities on the shoreline of Sodeshi (Kyotango city) in Kyoto. These activities are referred to as okazu-tori in that area, as demonstrated by how fishing is conducted when gathering meals for the household from the rocky coastline.
An important factor in okazu-tori is practical knowledge about the shore life and enjoyment of sharing the food-gathering activities. Okazu-tori is influenced by seasonal changes in the weather and provides local people with the opportunity to communicate with others in a manner beyond their everyday lives.
The pleasure of this activity is shared by exchanging the collected food or simply giving it to others. This shows an essential feature of people’s everyday lives and demonstrates the rich dietary nature in this region.
A dietary survey for children with visual impairment has hardly been reported worldwide. This present study clarifies the food groups and energy and nutrient intake by children with visual impairment. The actual state of the food groups, and the energy and energy-providing nutrient intake by visually impaired children were assessed, a comparison was made between blind and low-vision children, and a comparison was made between weekdays and weekends for children with visual impairment. A total of 22 visually impaired children participated in the study. Intake data were assessed over 3 days via meal weighing. Little difference was apparent in the energy-providing nutrient balance between visually impaired children and the data in the National Health and Nutrition Survey, and no difference was obvious in the intake between blind and low-vision children. The intake of some nutrients on weekdays was found to be significantly greater than the intake on weekends by both boys and girls.
This study examined the learning content of diet education in elementary, junior high and high schools. It was a survey of 560 college students based on their knowledge about nutrition, food, dietary habits and food group intake. As a result, they were found to have a poor understanding of food groups and food group intake frequency to be lower as they grow older. Furthermore, it was observed that students who commuted from home had a better food intake than those who did not commute. Based on our research, it is suggested that learning about food groups and food group by intake is important in elementary, middle and high schools.
The purpose of this study is to clarify Home Economics education in secondary schools in Ireland.
The study is based on a survey of the Home Economics curriculum and interviews with teachers involved in a Home Economics course while on a visit to Ireland in May 2016.
The results were as follows:
1. Home Economics as a subject is an optional choice in secondary schools in Ireland; it is not a compulsory subject. National education institutions provide various resources such as worksheets and slides for teachers and schools.
2. Five areas, that is to say, “Food Studies and Culinary Skills”, “Consumer Studies”, “Social & Health Studies and Consumption”, “Resource Management and Home Studies” and “Textile Studies” make up the core curriculum of Home Economics in the early years of secondary school. Another three areas, “Food Studies”, “Resource Management and Consumer Studies” and “Social Studies” comprise the core curriculum in the final years of secondary school.
3. Final year students have to take a national examination in all subjects including Home Economics in June of every year.