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Japan Nutrition

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  • Provides a complete time series of nutrition improvement in Japan as a successful reference
  • Highlights how nutritional deficiency has improved through the introduction of nutrition policy
  • A must read for those interested in nutrition, diets, and how to improve malnutrition
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Table of contents (12 chapters)


About this book

This Open Access auto-translation book demonstrates a time series of nutrition improvement in Japan since the introduction of nutrition sciences to Japan about 150 years ago. The chapters present the historical event where nutritional deficiency due to food shortage was improved in almost a century, by the introduction of nutrition policy and practices such as the "Nutrition Improvement Law". The book contributed to the construction of a longevity nation by resolving the double burden of malnutrition, which is a mixture of undernutrition and overnutrition and creating a social environment in which sustainable healthy diets can be accessed.

This publication is designed mainly for nutrition specialists, nutritionists, nutrition administrators, medical doctors, pharmacists, nurses, physiotherapists, nutrition educators, cookers, nutrition volunteers, health and nutrition food developers, school lunch managers, and etc. Furthermore, students studying nutrition, teachers involved in the education and training of dietitians, and general consumers who are interested in nutrition, diets, and how to improve malnutrition, will find this book useful.

Through this book, dietitians, nutrition volunteers, and consumers engaged in nutrition improvement can understand the significance of nutrition improvement and know specific methods. Young nutritionists who will study and research nutrition can learn the importance of nutrition and take pride in nutrition research. The government official who implements nutrition policy can know the concrete method of nutrition policy.

Today, people around the world understand the importance of nutrition and are gaining international interest. However, malnutrition has not improved as much as expected. This book is an interesting way for everyone involved in nutrition to learn how to eradicate malnutrition from the world.

The translation was done with the help of artificial intelligence (machine translation by the service The present version has been revised technically and linguistically by the author in collaboration with Professor Emeritus Dr. Andrew R. Durkin of Indiana University.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kanagawa University of Human Services, Yokosuka, Japan

    Teiji Nakamura

About the author

Teiji Nakamura graduated from The University of Tokushima School of Medicine in 1972. He worked as a Clinical Dietitian at Shinjuku Clinic and St. Marianna University School of Medicine Hospital. He was a research student at the Tokyo University School of Medicine since 1978 and received a Ph.D. in 1985. The dissertation Topic was "Characteristic of eating behavior in obesity people and effectiveness of behavior modification therapy".

From 2003, he became a professor at Kanagawa University of Human Services. After working as a chairman and dean, he has been the president from 2011 to the present. Also, he is a President of the Japan Dietetic Association and President of the Japanese Association of Nutritional Science Education. He was Chairman of the Organizing Committee in the 15th International Congress of Dietetics in 2008. In 2013, he became the Chairman of the Study group on a "healthy diet" that supports the longevity of Japanese people by the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare. 

He is widely known internationally as a leader in the practice of nutrition.

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