The Department of Food and Nutrition at CWNU was selected as the '2017 Development of Youth Diet Education Support Program' organized by The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, which supports 15 universities nationwide.
In order to prevent the increase of obesity of youths and to strengthen the capacity to maintain and develop our traditional dietary life, this program is focused on proper dietary education for future nutritionists. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs supports the establishment and operation of dietary curriculum and training through related departments in universities.
The department plans to run various programs to strengthen its educational capacity. They would include various lectures on eating habits such as a special guest lecture series on traditional food and food culture, cooking practice focusing on Korean table sets and experiential learning. Also, students were asked to understand traditional ingredients and how to maintain traditional food in the midst of globalization. This year is the first year of the project so the courses are mainly focused on students in the Department of Food and Nutrition, but if it is carried out next year, a general curriculum will be open for all students interested in healthy homemaking.
Professor Lee Gyung-hye of the Department of Food and Nutrition said, "Through this project, students who will become future nutrition experts will gain more understanding about traditional culture as well as local traditional foods." She also said, “Strengthening healthy dietary life is an important and everyday problem for everybody. So we will try to encourage our university students through lectures to strengthen their own eating habits.”
By Sarah Park, reporter
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