Support Of Diet Education Act


Published: 2011-11-22

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CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
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 Article 1 (Purpose)   print
The purpose of this Act is to promote improvement in people's dietary living, the inheritance and development of traditional diet culture and the development of agriculture, fishery and the food industry, and to contribute to the improvement in the quality of life of the people by prescribing matters necessary for raising national awareness of diet.
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 Article 2 (Definitions)   print
The definitions of terms used in this Act shall be as follows:
1. The term "diet" means tangible and intangible activities related to the ingestion of food, such as the production, cooking and processing of food, tableware, table setting, eating habits, table manners, the selection and consumption of food, etc.;
2. The term "diet education" means education that helps an individual or group to be able to carry out healthy diet voluntarily;
3. The term "traditional diet culture" means a lifestyle or behavior pattern related to diet indigenous to the Korean people, which is deemed to have traditional and cultural value worthy of promoting at the national level;
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 Article 3 (Responsibility of State and Local Governments)   print
The State and a local government shall formulate and execute policies necessary for the improvement in diet of the people and the inheritance, development, etc. of traditional diet culture.
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 Article 4 (Responsibility of People)   print
The people shall endeavor to realize healthy diet in families, schools, communities and all the other fields of society.
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 Article 5 (Relationship with other Acts)   print
This Act shall apply to diet education, except as expressly provided for in provisions on diet education in other Acts.
CHAPTER II BASIC DIRECTION-SETTING FOR DIET EDUCATION
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 Article 6 (Basic Principles of Formulation and Execution of Policies)   print
Where the State or a local government formulates and executes policies for diet education, it shall comprehensively consider the function of families, the social structure, and the change in an environment of consumption for diet.
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 Article 7 (Formation of Healthy Eating Habits)   print
Diet education shall be promoted so that the people may cultivate appropriate judgment on the selection of food, and implement the proper table manners in order to promote healthy diet.
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 Article 8 (Gratitude for and Appreciation of Diet)   print
Diet education shall be promoted so that the people may appreciate that diet they enjoy is realized by the benefits of nature and efforts of all the people involved in diet, and keep a sense of gratitude therefor.
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 Article 9 (Nationwide Development of Diet Education Movement)   print
Diet education shall be developed all over the country under the voluntary participation and solidarity of the persons concerned with education, farmers and fishermen, persons engaged in food-related business, organizations related to diet and consumers' organizations.
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 Article 10 (Education on Children's Diet)   print
Diet education shall be promoted continuously so that children may practice healthy diet under the positive participation of parents, guardians, the persons concerned with education, farmers and fishermen, persons engaged in food-related business, etc.
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 Article 11 (Promotion of Activities Experiencing Diet)   print
Diet education shall be promoted so that people may personally practice proper diet through various activities experiencing diet from the production of eco-friendly food to the consumption thereof.
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 Article 12 (Inheritance of Traditional Diet Culture and Utilization of Local Agricultural and Fishery Products)   print
Diet education shall be promoted so that it may contribute to the revitalization of farming and fishing villages and the promotion of the utilization of local agricultural and fishery products by inheriting, developing and globalizing a traditional diet culture through the spread of the excellent Korean diet and by promoting the mutual exchange between producers and consumers of food.
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 Article 13 (Practice of Eco-friendly Diet)   print
Diet education shall be promoted so that eco-friendly diet, which may reduce the use of energy and resources and minimize emissions of greenhouse gases and pollutants in a series of process from the production to the consumption of food, may be realized.
CHAPTER III MASTER PLANS, ETC. FOR DIET EDUCATION
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 Article 14 (Formulation of Master Plans for Diet Education)   print
(1) The Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries shall formulate a master plan for diet education (hereinafter referred to as "master plan") in consultation with the heads of related central administrative agencies every five years in order to comprehensively and systematically promote policies related to diet education.
(2) The following matters shall be included in a master plan:
1. The objectives of diet education and the direction-setting for the promotion thereof;
2. Matters concerning diet education in families, schools, communities, etc.;
3. Matters concerning the promotion of exchange between farmers and fishermen and consumers for the revitalization of agriculture and fishery;
4. Matters concerning the inheritance and development of traditional diet culture;
5. Matters concerning a plan for raising funds involved in diet education;
6. Matters concerning the revitalization of activities experiencing diet;
7. Other matters prescribed by Presidential Decree, required for diet education.
(3) Where the Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries formulates a master plan, he/she shall undergo deliberation by the National Diet Education Committee under Article 18. The same shall also apply where he/she amends a master plan.
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 Article 15 (Holding of Hearings)   print
(1) Where the Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has prepared a proposal of a master plan, he/she shall hold a hearing and hear opinions of the people and related experts, etc., and where opinions advanced at the hearing are recognized to be appropriate, he/she shall reflect such opinions when formulating a master plan.
(2) Paragraph (1) shall apply mutatis mutandis when a City/Do plan and a Si/Gun/Gu plan under Article 16 are formulated.
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 Article 16 (Formulation of City/Do Plans and Si/Gun/Gu Plans)   print
(1) A Special Metropolitan City Mayor, a Metropolitan City Mayor, a Do Governor, a Special Self-Governing Province governor (hereinafter referred to as "Mayor/Do Governor") shall formulate and execute a City/Do plan for diet education (hereinafter referred to as "City/Do plan") every five years in accordance with a master plan.
(2) The head of a Si/Gun/Gu (referring to the head of an autonomous Gu; hereinafter the same shall apply) shall formulate and execute a Si/Gun/Gu plan for diet education (hereinafter referred to as "Si/Gun/Gu plan") every five years in accordance with a City/Do plan.
(3) Where a City/Do diet education committee and a Si/Gun/Gu diet education committee are established pursuant to Article 20, a City/Do plan and a Si/Gun/Gu plan shall undergo deliberation by respective committees. The same shall also apply where a City/Do plan or a Si/Gun/Gu plan is amended.
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 Article 17 (Assessment, etc. of Diet Education)   print
(1) The State and a local government shall assess the outcomes of the promotion of diet education every five years.
(2) Where the Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries makes a request, a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall submit to him/her the outcomes of the promotion of diet education to him/her.
(3) Other matters necessary for the assessment of the outcomes of the promotion of diet education shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 18 (National Diet Education Committee)   print
(1) The National Diet Education Committee (hereinafter referred to as the "National Committee") shall be established under the control of the Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in order to deliberate on matters referred to in the subparagraphs of paragraph (2) concerning diet education.
(2) The National Committee shall deliberate on the following matters:
1. Matters concerning the objectives of diet education and the direction-setting for the promotion thereof;
2. Matters concerning the formulation of master plans;
3. Matters concerning inspection and assessment of the actual outcomes of the promotion of diet education;
4. Other matters the chairperson of the National Committee deems necessary to support diet education.
(3) The National Committee shall be comprised of not more than 25 members, including two chairpersons. <Amended by Act No. 10840, Jul. 14, 2011>
(4) The Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and a nongovernmental member elected from among the members of the National Committee shall be the chairpersons of the National Committee, and the chairpersons shall appoint or commission members from among public officials belonging to related central administrative agencies and persons who have expertise and broad experience in diet education.
(5) Other necessary matters concerning the formation and operation of the National Committee shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 19 (Request for Cooperation of Public Institutions)   print
(1) Where it is necessary for the implementation and support of a diet education project, the Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries may request the heads of other central administrative agencies, local governments, public organizations, etc. to cooperate with him/her.
(2) A person requested to cooperate with the Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries shall comply therewith unless extenuating circumstances exist.
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 Article 20 (City/Do and Si/Gun/Gu Diet Education Committee)   print
(1) A City/Do diet education committee (hereinafter referred to as "City/Do Committee") and a Si/Gun/Gu diet education committee (hereinafter referred to as "Si/Gun/Gu Committee") may be established for deliberation on a City/Do plan and a Si/Gun/Gu plan, and for inspection and assessment of the actual outcomes of the promotion thereof, etc.
(2) A City/Do Committee and a Si/Gun/Gu Committee shall be each comprised of not more than 20 members, including one chairperson.
(3) The relevant Mayor/Do governor and the head of the relevant Si/Gun/Gu shall be the chairperson, and persons who have expertise and broad experience in connection with diet education of the relevant region, and are recommended by the chairperson, shall be members.
(4) Matters necessary for diet education of a City/Do and a Si/Gun/Gu such as the formation and operation of a City/Do Committee and a Si/Gun/Gu Committee, etc., shall be prescribed by Municipal Ordinance of the relevant local government.
CHAPTER IV FORMATION OF FOUNDATIONS FOR DIET EDUCATION
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 Article 21 (Research and Studies on Diet)   print
(1) The Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries shall promote research and studies on the actual conditions of diet of the people, and the production, distribution and consumption of food for the spread of healthy diet.
(2) The timing and methods of research under paragraph (1) and other necessary matters shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 22 (Development, Spread, etc. of Diet Guidelines)   print
(1) The State and a local government may develop and spread diet guidelines by making use of agricultural and fishery products or traditional food to utilize them for diet education, etc.
(2) Detailed matters, such as the main contents, the interval of publication, etc., of diet guidelines under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 23 (Promotion of International Exchanges)   print
(1) The State and a local government may formulate and execute policies necessary for the collection of information on diet education, diet culture, etc. of other countries, and international exchanges, etc. between organizations or institutions related to diet.
(2) The State and a local government may support necessary expenses, etc. to an institution or organization, etc. participating in policies under paragraph (1), within the extent not in conflict with international standards.
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 Article 24 (Revitalization of Experience of Traditional Diet Culture and Diet of Farming and Fishing Villages)   print
(1) The State and a local government may build a traditional diet culture experience center and public relations center, traditional diet cultural and educational facilities, etc. for the revitalization of experience in traditional diet culture.
(2) The Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries may designate a space for experiencing excellent diet of farming and fishing villages (hereinafter referred to as "space for excellent experiences"), as prescribed by Presidential Decree, in order to promote understanding on farming and fishing villages and to diversify opportunities for experiencing diet.
(3) Standards for designation of a space for excellent experiences shall be as follows:
1. Excellency in experiencing environments, such as facilities for experiencing diet of farming and fishing villages, surrounding scenery, accessibility, etc.;
2. Appropriateness of programs for experiencing diet of farming and fishing villages;
3. The professionalism of human resources related to experience in or education of diet of farming and fishing villages.
(4) The Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries may support expenses, etc. incurred in the development of educational or experiencing programs, education or public relations for the revitalization of a space for excellent experiences.
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 Article 25 (Designation of Institutions Educating Diet)   print
(1) The Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries may designate a national or public educational facility, university and related institution or organization as an institution educating diet so that the people may implement a proper diet, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) Standards for designation of an institution educating diet pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be as follows:
1. A course of study, the systemicity of the contents of education, the ability to conduct the function of education;
2. The professionalism of human resources related to education;
3. The current status of the promotion of educational environment, such as facilities and equipment, etc.
(3) The State and a local government may support expenses, etc. incurred in the improvement in educational environments, such as the development of teaching materials for education, the management of educational programs, educational facilities and equipment, etc., for the cultivation of institutions educating diet under paragraph (1).
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 Article 25-2 (Designation, etc. of Support Center for Diet Education)   print
(1) The Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, or the head of a local government may designate a specialized institution or organization as a support center for diet education to smoothly promote diet education.
(2) A support center for diet education shall perform the following projects for:
1. Collecting and providing information on promoting activities of diet education conducted by diet education-related organizations;
2. Supporting the establishment of cooperation networks among diet education-related organizations;
3. Supporting education and publicity about the use of locally produced agricultural or marine products;
4. Supporting the development of materials and programs for diet education suitable for local characteristics;
5. Supporting diet education in schools, etc.;
6. Surveying the actual state of local diet education and studying measures for the improvement thereof;
7. Conducting other projects necessary for vitalizing diet education.
(3) The Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, or the head of a local government may, within budgetary limits, subsidize all or some expenses incurred in performing the projects referred to in each subparagraph of paragraph (2) by a support center for diet education designated pursuant to paragraph (1).
(4) The Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, or the head of a local government may revoke the designation of a support center for diet education, where the center fails to comply with standards for designation prescribed in paragraph (5).
(5) Matters necessary for standards and procedures for designation or for revocation of designation of a support center for diet education, and the operation of a support center for diet education shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No [This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11097, Nov. 22, 2011]
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 Article 26 (Diet Education in Schools)   print
(1) A school shall promote diet education for the spread of proper diet.
(2) The State and a local government may support the development of teaching materials for education, facilities, equipment, etc. for the revitalization of diet education in schools.
(3) The State and a local government may support diet education, study and training of the persons involved in education, farmers and fishermen, persons engaged in food-related business who participate in diet education in schools.
(4) The State and a local government may support expenses incurred in the promotion of direct transaction, etc. to producers or producers' organizations so that eco-friendly agricultural and fishery products may be used for the revitalization of diet education in schools. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10840, Jul. 14, 2011>
CHAPTER V SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
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 Article 27 (Revocation of Designation of Space for Excellent Experience)   print
(1) Where a space for excellent experiences designated pursuant to Article 24 or an institution educating diet designated pursuant to Article 25 falls under any of the following subparagraphs, the Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries may revoke such designation: Provided, That where it falls under subparagraph 1, he/she shall revoke such designation:
1. Where it has been designated by deceitful or other unlawful means;
2. Where it has failed to conduct business for not less than one year without any justifiable ground;
3. Where it has violated a requirement for designation or it has been managed or operated by unlawful means.
(2) Matters necessary for the revocation of designation under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 28 (Hearings)   print
Where the Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries intends to revoke designation pursuant to Article 27, he/she shall hold a hearing.
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 Article 29 (Delegation or Entrustment of Authority)   print
The Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries may delegate part of his/her authority under this Act to the Administrator of the Rural Development Administration, a Mayor/Do Governor, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu or the head of an agency under his/her control, or entrust a public institution, producers' organization, or other food-related corporation, agriculture, forestry and fisheries with part of his/her authority, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 30 (Legal Fiction of Public Officials in Application of Penal Provisions)   print
A member of the National Committee under Article 18, a person who is not a public official among the members of a City/Do Committee and a Si/Gun/Gu Committee pursuant to Article 20 and a person who is not a public official among the persons delegated or entrusted with the authority pursuant to Article 29 shall be deemed a public official for the purposes of the penal provisions under Articles 129 through 132 of the Criminal Act.
ADDENDUM
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM<Act No. 10840, Jul. 14, 2011>
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM<Act No. 11097, Nov. 22, 2011>
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.