JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (9): 2134-2148.doi: 10.31497/zrzyxb.20200908

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Reflections and prospect on food education in China:Eat good or eat right?

ZHU Qiang1, LI Feng1, LIU Xiao-jie2   

  1. 1. Food Security and Strategy Research Center, Nanjing University of Finance & Economics, Nanjing 210023, China;
    2. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2019-06-12 Revised:2019-12-16 Published:2020-11-27

Abstract: Since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, the urban and rural structure has changed significantly, and the living of residents has changed greatly. The current food life of Chinese residents is facing the problems of nutritional structure imbalance, food safety, food and food diversity and externalization tendency. At the same time, the food culture is affected, the food waste is serious and so on. Based on the above present situation and problem, the food education is becoming more and more important in China. The food education action can help promote the improvement of the diet structure of residents, get a better understanding of food supply chains and food safety, and enrich traditional food culture. Through literature analysis and field research, the paper conducts studies on the food education action at home and abroad, and examines the important role of food education in China. On this basis, we should strengthen the cross-sector cooperation between governments at all levels, integrate multi-body resources, convey the idea of food education, arrange the curriculum of deep farming in the compus, and encourage the advice of life-long food education.

Key words: food education, food waste, food culture, food safety