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Sugimoto Campus

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Osaka City University -  PhD

  • University of Sydney -  MPhil (Education)

  • Osaka University -  Master of Health Science

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

Nutrition Education, Hygiene and public health, Education

Research Interests 【 display / non-display

Nutrition Education, Body image, Health Education, Adolescence, Shokuiku

Current Career 【 display / non-display

  • Osaka City University   Graduate School of Human Life Science   Human Life Science Course   Lecturer  

Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2017.04

    Osaka City University  

  • 2014.04

    Osaka City University  

  • 2010.11

    Osaka City University  

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • 2005.04

    Osaka University  Graduate School, Division of Medical Sciences 

Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • 2001.04

    Osaka City University   Faculty of Life Science  


Published Papers 【 display / non-display

  • The relationship between desired physique and school lunch food waste among junior high school students

    SAKAMOTO Tatsuaki, SAKO Misaki, KONDO Akiho, HAYAMI Naomi

    JAPANESE SOCIETY OF HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION, Japanese Journal of Health Education and Promotion  28 ( 4 ) 269 - 277 2020  [Refereed]

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    <p>Objective: This study investigated the relationship between desired physique and school lunch food waste among junior high school students.</p><p>Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 887 junior high school second graders in Kumamoto Prefecture. Of these, 716 valid responses were analyzed. Data were collected for basic demographic information, height, weight, food waste during lunchtime, desired physique, subjective length of school lunchtime, and school lunch preference. Food waste during lunchtime was the dependent variable, and desired physique (no desired physique, desire for a thin physique, or desire for a well-built physique) was the independent variable. We conducted a logistic regression analysis. Model 1 was not adjusted, model 2 was adjusted for basic demographic characteristics and school lunch service (individual school kitchen/central kitchen), and model 3 was adjusted for basic demographic characteristics, degree of obesity, subjective length of school lunchtime, and preference of school lunch as control variables.</p><p>Results: In total, 68 males and 136 females left the school lunch. In Model 3, desired physique was not related to food waste during lunchtime for male students. In contrast, desire for thinness was associated with food waste during lunchtime (adjusted odds ratio is 1.92, 95% CI is [1.07, 3.46]) for female students.</p><p>Conclusion: The desire for thinness was associated with food waste during lunchtime among female students. Health education needs to include discussions about desired physique, especially among female students.</p>

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  • Effectiveness of Energy Conservation Education Incorporating a "Visualization" Method:—A Practical Research on Food Service Process—

    Ueda Yukiko, Iyota Hiroyuki, Yamagata Junko, Ikeda Masayo, Chisuwa Naomi, Fukui Mitsuru

    Japanese Society of Shokuiku, Journal of Japanese Society of Shokuiku  9 ( 2 ) 177 - 185 2015  [Refereed]

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    The objective of this study was to use a quasi-experimental design with a control group to verify the effectiveness of an education program, and to investigate the effects of improved energy-conservation awareness on students' behavioral intention using the visualization method. The education group improved for all factors following the program, and a significant difference was observed in their "motivation to learn about energy" after the program compared to before (p<0.05). Further, their "usefulness of visualization" improved significantly compared to the control group (p<0.05). In addition, excellent goodness of fit was obtained for the model of the improvement of behavioral intention. Based on these results, it was determined that the implementation of this energy-conservation education program using the "visualization method" was effective, with the results suggesting that this method, along with the increased awareness through visual experience, can contribute to the formation of attitudes and increase behavioral intention. This educational system in an energy-conservation program using the visualization method was effective. Moreover, a model of the mechanism for the improvement of behavioral intention for energy conservation was presented.

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  • Effects of a Collaborative Intervention with a Community Restaurant to Promote Healthy Dietary Habits among Elderly People : Formation of Subjective Well-being


    The Japanese Society of Nutrition and Dietetics, Eiyougakuzashi  71 ( 3 ) 145 - 154 2013.06  [Refereed]

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    <b>Objective:</b> A resident-managed community restaurant in C area of B city, A prefecture, has been subsidized by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism since 2010. This study examines a collaborative intervention with the restaurant, wherein prepared lunch (in the form of lunch boxes) and dietary education were given, to improve the dietary habits as well as mental and physical health of elderly people. Further, this study examines the intervention's effectiveness in reducing the participants' need for nursing care.<br><b>Methods:</b> A 10-week program was conducted with 19 men and 30 women aged 65~92 years. Participants were assigned to three groups: an eating-together group (22 persons), which received a meal (lunch box) service at the restaurant and attended a series of health lessons after lunch-time; a lunch-delivery group (14 persons); and a control group (13 persons). The pre-, post-, and follow-up questionnaire surveys assessed demographic characteristics, subjective well-being, competence, and dietary and exercise habits.<br><b>Results:</b> The post-intervention subjective well-being scores were significantly higher for the eating-together group than for the other groups. Furthermore, elderly people who ate a variety of foods had high subjective well-being and satisfaction with their dietary habits.<br><b>Conclusions:</b> An intervention that involves healthy meals prepared and served at community restaurants can have a positive effect on the dietary habits, subjective well-being, and mental health of elderly community-dwelling adults, thereby reducing their need for nursing care.

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Books etc 【 display / non-display

  • Life Skills Education and Teacher Training Workshops in Japan In J. A. O’Dea (ED.), Current Issues and Controversies in School and Community Health, Sport and Physical Education.

    Kawabata, T. (Part: Joint Work )

    Nova Science Publishers  2012

  • A Historical Perspective of Body Image and Body Image Concerns among Male and Female Adolescents in Japan

    Jennifer O'Dea (Part: Joint Work )

    Nova Science Publishers, Body image: Perceptions, Interpretations and Attitudes.  2011.04

Conference Activities & Talks 【 display / non-display

  • Influences of the internet on body dissatisfaction and dieting behaviors among young Japanese females: findings from content analysis and online survey

    Chisuwa, N. Shimai, S.

    The 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion  2013.07