Douceur Network

Since July 2016, Douceur Network had undergone a preparatory phase and was certified and registered as a formal NPO in December 2018. Starting out wanting to care for children’s diets, we focus on school meals, sustainable diet, food and agricultural education, and multicultural education.

By hosting nationwide competitions, producing video content, advocating for food and agricultural education, fostering global exchanges, and engaging in policy research and analysis, we bring together the active involvement of civil society towards children’s diets, agricultural development, cultural heritage, and environmental sustainability. This empowers us to serve as a platform that bridges international experiences from countries like Japan and Korea.

School lunches play a crucial role as the primary source of nutrition for children during their school hours. They also present a seamless avenue for instilling lessons about healthy eating, fostering an understanding of agriculture, and preserving cultural heritage.

The efforts that all of us put into food education will stand as a pivotal juncture that can shape the holistic well-being and future happiness of these young minds.

What We Do

Education and Promotion

Holding Taiwan School Lunch Competition, as well as diverse civilian forums, activity workshops and academic seminars. 

Investigation and Research

Analyzing the current environments and policies regarding the school lunch in Taiwan, Japan and Korea.

International Communication

Connecting the relevant organizations of advocates for school lunch improvement as well as food and nutrition education in Taiwan, Japan and Korea. 

Policy Advocate

Providing the suggestions for national policies on school lunches.

Media Broadcast

Making the educational multimedia programs and propaganda papers concerning school lunches, food and agriculture. 

School Meals

In an effort to showcase the expertise of school cafeteria personnel and elevate the standard of meal offerings, Douceur Network launched the first Taiwan School Lunch Competition in October 2018. Since then, this platform has seen the participation of well over a hundred contenders have participated on this stage at the national level. This momentum has also sparked the creation of innovative projects which include nutrition-centric lunch boxes of national-wide convenience stores, biodegradable fish-themed teaching aids, parent-child agricultural reality television programs, food education radio dramas, and cross-cultural exchange of school lunch recipes between Taiwan and Japan.

Considering the fact that neighboring nations such as Japan and Korea have already implemented the School Meals Act, we have also proposed a draft of a Taiwanese civil version titled the School Meal Provision Act. Our aim is to urge the relevant authorities to enact dedicated legislation that ensures equal access to meal provisions for all students across the nation, while also fostering their ability to make informed dietary choices.

Sustainable Diet

In 2015, the United Nations introduced the 2030 Agenda, structured around 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the aim of uniting global efforts to ensure equitable access to resources by 2030 while maintaining ongoing progress for future generations.

We engage in proactive partnerships with local authorities, private businesses, and educational institutions to collaboratively foster food education initiatives that align with sustainable development goals and the principles of Net Zero. This includes actions such as cultivating school curricula that integrate national curriculum frameworks, establishing guidelines for sustainability in food and agricultural education within rural communities, promoting the use of locally sourced ingredients in school lunches, and devising recipes aimed at reducing food waste.

Food and Agricultural Education

From the preparatory phase onwards, our commitment has been unwavering in advancing food and agricultural education. We extend our focus to areas that often receive less attention, such as grains and aquatic produce. Our initiatives encompass a wide range of activities, including the creation of radio programs, production of cooking videos, development of teaching materials, organization of field trips to production sites, collaboration with school nutritionists for recipe design, and the establishment of interactive learning websites. Our commitment is to enrich the scope of food and agricultural education in a distinct way.

In May 2022, the Food and Agricultural Education Act came into effect in Taiwan, marking a deliberate effort to strengthen the link between diet, environment, and agriculture. This legislation aims to enhance public health and promote sustainable agricultural development. In terms of policy research, we acknowledge that rural communities play a crucial role in connecting industry and education. Hence, we’ve undertaken the task of collating and assessing the current achievements of ongoing food and agricultural education initiatives within these communities. Building on this foundation, we aspire to outline prospective strategies for the future of food and agricultural education in Taiwan.

Multicultural Education

Taiwan inherently embraces a society of diverse ethnicities coexisting harmoniously. The influence of its geographical environment, history of colonization, foreign labor policies, and other multiple factors has given rise to a highly complex and varied culinary culture. This intricate cultural blend is tangibly evident in the meals served within schools.

From Southeast Asian-style minced pork and curries to Japanese miso soup, Korean simmered rice cakes, Italian pasta, Hakka stir-fries, and indigenous millet and red quinoa – these are all familiar dishes to students.

We’ve engaged Southeast Asian immigrant teachers in writing food education scripts and recording radio dramas. Moreover, we’ve organized food and agricultural education events in remote regions, and produced parent-child reality videos that showcase school lunches and daily diets on offshore islands, all with the goal of bringing the diverse culinary landscape to life.


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