||This department undertakes research on effective methodology of nutrition
education for health promotion throughout one's life. We aim to explore
the approach toward sound growth during infancy and childhood, prevention
of metabolic syndrome in adults and adequate diet for the elderly, as well
as practical application in collaboration with the professionals working
on health promotion.
- Section of Nutritional Care and Management
This section undertakes research on nutritional care and management to
maintain and improve nutritional status and QOL of the elderly. Considering
the individual food culture and dietary habit, this section aims to establish
holistic nursing-care and support system through dietary management. By
exploring the diet-related problems for the elderly in need of nursing-care
and for the nursing caregivers, and by sharing these problems among concerned
professionals at workshops, we provide recommendations for future dietary
- Section of Shokuiku*
This section aims to establish a foundation of scientific evidence useful
to promote "Shokuiku", and undertakes research to investigate the possible factors associated
with sound growth of infants and children, and their dietary habits.
In addition, we undertake empirical research on food environment and collaboration
toward shokuiku promotion, including practical application of Shokuiku
for children, and propose effective implementation and evaluation of Shokuiku
programs in collaboration with nutrition specialists and other relevant
* In Japanese, "shoku" means food and diet, and "iku" means growth or education.
Generally, "Shokuiku" is defined as "Promotion of learning on the healthy diet from
an early stage, in particular on the choice of foods, so as to secure the
healthy living over the course of one's life".