In Japan (Week 3): Thursday

This morning we attended a nutrition education class and learned about the Fujitsu Telework-based Diet Management System. This trial program was developed to better their employee’s overall health and well-being by offering personalized guidance from a dietitian through mobile phone applications. It is amazing learning about all of the future possibilities (e.g., tele-work) for dietitians in the workplace.

In the afternoon we travelled to Tokyo to visit a public health center. We observed the happenings of the day, which was educating parents on proper nutrition and dental hygiene for their children as well as medical check-ups for the children who were three years of age. Japan appears to have a great early childcare system, as this tracks their physical as well as mental health for several years.