Tokyo University Of Agriculture


Scientifically studying food so that people may live healthy lives

Department of Food and Nutritional Science

Improving Quality of Life through "Food and Nutrition Science".

In this department, researches are conducted in food science, which seeks to analyze functional ingredients and safety of food, thereby enhancing effective use of biological resources, and in nutrition science, which aims to retain and promote health and prevent diseases through appropriate eating behavior.

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Take a look at who you may be able to work with as part of the department.

Konishi Yoshiko Professor

Study on food components with detoxification effect against food contaminants

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SUZUNO Hiroko, Professor

Effect of various cooking conditions on the physical properties and composition of food

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TAKATA Kazuko Professor

Physical activity and energy and
macro-nutrients metabolism
Nutrition and conditioning among athletes

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TAKAHASHI Kosaku, Professor

Search and analysis of food-derived anti-microbial substances and biofunctional substances

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HATTORI Kazuo, Professor

Study on food components that prevent lifestyle-related diseases and allergy

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HIDA Azumi, Professor

Nutritional epidemiology on athletes, health promotion and prevention of lifestyle-related diseases

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FUKUYAMA Naoto, Professor

Reactive oxygen species and nutrition

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HOMMA Kazuhiro, Professor

Nutrition of breast milk

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MATSUZAKI Hiroshi, Professor

Nutritional physiological studies on regulation of mineral metabolism and dietary minerals intake

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KATSUMATA Shinichi, Associate Professor

Studies on the relationships between dietary mineral intake and lifestyle diseases

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TADA Yuki Associate Professor

Women's health assessed by the autonomic nervous activity and diet
Nutritional epidemiology and education for lifestyle-related diseases prevention
Nutrition and healthy lifestyle for children

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Teacher-training Course

This is a course for obtaining a regular teaching certificate for junior high schools and high schools based on Japan’s Education Personnel Certification Act.

Teacher-training Course

Students who take this course are awarded a teaching certificate at the time of graduation by earning specified credits while taking specialized education in their department. This course creates a heavier workload compared to other students, as it entails taking more classes, with many lectures in the evening and many practice sessions off campus, but this could lead to a student life that much richer.

Many students who have completed this course are playing active roles as teachers in junior high schools and high schools as well as other educational institutions around the country. In the academic year 2016, 130 people obtained 291 teaching certificates (including specialized certificates for those who completed a graduate program). While passing the teacher employment examination is a difficult hurdle, every year about 150 NODAI alumnae (including former graduates) become teachers.

Scientific Information Course

The objective of this course is to train natural sciences librarians and curators by having students learn the foundation of being a technical expert

Scientific Information Course

The objective of this course is to train natural sciences librarians and curators by having students learn the foundation of being a technical expert (including information usage education using computers), which includes surveying, accumulating, organizing, storing, searching, and providing (including displaying) information related to science and technology in public institutions such as museums, science museums, children’s facilities, and public libraries, as well as corporate information departments and R&D departments.

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