• [OIST 10th] OIST Images of Science Traveling Exhibition

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    Tour Schedule Additional dates and venues will be added as they are finalized: February 14-March 11 at Junkudo Book Store, Naha March 22-Ap...

  • Practical tips for grocery shopping in Okinawa & Product Labels Explained

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      Japanese Nutritional Information Vocabulary Chart The following information is listed on the "nutritional information chart" or "nutritio...

  • Sustainability/Plant Based Diet Tips

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      "Every breath of air we take, every mouthful of food that we take, comes from the natural world. And if we damage the natural world, we damage...

  • Vitamins, Minerals and Hydration

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    Water (Hydration): Water is an aspect of nutrition which is often neglected. Macronutrients as we now know are nutrients providing calories or energy...

  • Salt and Sodium

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    Understanding Salt and Sodium: Sodium is one of life’s essential minerals. We need sodium in our diets to help regulate of kidneys and help to bala...

  • Fats

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    Understanding Dietary Fats: Fats also referred to as lipids often get a bad name, when in fact recent research has shown just how important Dietary f...

  • Protein

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    Protein is an essential macronutrient, it has a range of uses in the human body such as providing structure for growth, repair, supporting immune...

  • Carbohydrates & Dietary Fiber

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    Understanding carbohydrates: Carbohydrates are important for everyday bodily functions as they are the primary source of energy for the human body. ...

  • Macronutrients

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    What are Macronutrients: Macronutrients are the nutrients that your body needs in large amounts to function daily.  The 3 main macronutrients a...

  • MyPlate

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    What is MyPlate?    For many years one of the most recognised nutritional guides in society was the Dieta...