Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/108922
Authors: 
Ohe, Yasuo
Kurihara, Shinichi
Shimoura, Shinpei
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] Agricultural and Food Economics [ISSN:] 2193-7532 [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 2 [Year:] 2014 [Pages:] 1-19
Abstract: 
Food education has attracted growing concern focusing on appropriate dietary habits amid the deterioration of many aspects of health in this industrial society. For this purpose, a self-motivating type of food policy framework is expected to increase in significance. Under such a self-motivating policy framework that aims at inducing people to increase their food-conscious behaviour from the aspects of a healthy diet, food safety, reduction of food waste, and the local community, this paper investigated the awareness of food education by a survey of 3,000 inhabitants in a suburb of Tokyo and explored the factors determining the willingness to participate as a food education volunteer. We found the existence of a generation gap in terms of interest in and knowledge regarding food education, which suggests that there is room for working together to exert a complementary role between generations.
Subjects: 
Food education
Volunteer education
Community awareness
Dietary behaviour
Educational externality
Environmental awareness
Health awareness
JEL: 
D62
D64
I18
Q18
Q58
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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