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A Japanese Food Education Is the Key to Eating Well

This is shoku-iku

Photo: Richard Iwaki via Unsplash

Shoku-iku refers to food and nutrition education in Japan, but it is quite different from the food education you might receive in the United States or other Western nations. While Western eating guidelines tend to focus on diet science — technical calculations on when to eat, how to eat, and what not to eat — Japanese shoku-iku takes a more…

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