Nutrition Education

Establishment of evidence-based nutrition education and evaluation methods

Research for healthy longevity on the basis of nutrition education

We study practical research for registered dietitians. In particular, we study effective nutrition education methods for the promotion of health and the prevention of disease for all ages. Furthermore, we investigate the relationship that exists between food intake and the component of in blood and urine.


1. Development of methodology of nutrition education and evaluation
We are developing a method of nutrition education and evaluation for the prevention and improvement of lifestyle-related diseases for all ages.
2. Study on biomarkers as assessment indices of nutrition education
We are analyzing blood components such as adipocytokine and peptide hormone as effective biomarkers varying in accordance with disease or food intake.
3. Study on the mechanism of prevention and improvement of metabolic syndrome by chewing
Chewing regulates appetite, increases lipolysis and regulation of lipogenesis, and promotes energy expenditure. We are studying the mechanism of prevention and improvement of metabolic syndrome by chewing-focused human intervention studies.

Professor

Toshiko KuwanoPhD, RD
kuwano@u-shizuoka-ken.ac.jp
TEL.+81-54-264-5513

Professor

Ayako HashimotoPhD, RD

Details are here

http://sfns.u-shizuoka-ken.ac.jp/commnutr/

 

Figure.1

Teaching material for elementary school children

Figure.2

Analysis of urine and blood parameters

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