Contributing to people’s health through food and nutrition

Department of Food and Nutrition

Department Policy

  1. Learn the meaning of how food and nutrition science contribute to health as our diets become more diverse and individualized.
  2. Clarify the nutritional metabolic systems at the genetic level through the pursuit of nutrition science.
  3. Discover new physiological functions of food and conduct research for their practical realization.
  4. Learn practical nutrition methods that use nutritional education based on behavioral science and psychology (clinical nutrition, public nutrition, school lunch management theory, etc.)
  5. Foster an awareness of the importance of increasing one’s quality of life.

About the Department

The Department of Food and Nutrition gives heed to reflecting the research results from the Graduate School’s Food and Nutrition Lecture in its undergraduate teaching. In other words, we aim to create a healthy, truly rich dietary lifestyle rather than merely provide education to obtain qualifications, providing a multidisciplinary education that covers a range of fields related to human food and nutrition. Our goal is to train people who can combine superb scientific thinking abilities with actual practical skills to become professionals in food and nutrition science. In actuality, we develop people with the basic skills that will allow them to meet the wide needs such as proposing and implementing public health and hygiene measures in government administration, providing nutritional education for individuals and groups in schools or hospitals, developing new food ingredients or products in companies, or ensuring the safety of what we eat.

Features of Our Education

We have a diverse teaching curriculum, noted for practical seminars that emphasize experimentation and hands-on learning in all fields. In core research, students will be involved in measuring the antioxidant capabilities of food ingredients, analyzing residual food additives, and conducting experiments at the genetic, molecular, or animal level (using model animals) for effective ways to use food ingredients to prevent lifestyle diseases. In applied research, we go beyond lectures, comprehensive seminars, and hands-on training at the university to offer students the opportunity to learn the needs and skills in the real world by sending them to elementary schools, hospitals, or health clinics. In their graduation research, students will build the foundations to research as a soon to be fully-fledged researcher and logically present the results of research into new, unknown areas in their graduation thesis.

Qualifications that can be obtained in the Department of Food and Nutrition

  • Dietician (licensed)
  • Registered dietician (examination-based qualification)
  • Food sanitation manager / Food sanitation supervisor (qualification for appointment)
  • Class 1 Certificate as a middle school / high school teacher (Home Economics)
  • Class 1 Certificate as nutrition teacher

Department Policies