Published Dec 31, 2021

Baosen Li  

Dongya Zhang

Yucai Gao


Nowadays, unhealthy dietary habits, insufficient food knowledge, and lack of manual skills are typical issues among primary and secondary school students in China. To help students build up a strong constitution and life wisdom, Weifang Hansheng School of Shandong developed a food education course. This paper expounds on the course framework, contents of food education textbooks and the measures to implement the course.


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Food Education Course, Food Knowledge, Healthy Diet, Food Nutrition, Dietary Habits

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How to Cite
Li, B., Zhang, D., & Gao, Y. (2021). The Exploration of the Food Education Program in Primary and Secondary Schools. Science Insights Education Frontiers, 10(2), 1461–1470. https://doi.org/10.15354/sief.21.or070
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