2012 研究助成 Research Grant Program  /  カテゴリーB: 個人奨励研究  Category B (Individual Research)
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思春期を対象とした食と心を結ぶ教育プログラムの構築と評価 ―Body, Eating and Mind: BEAMプロジェクト
Development and Evaluation of an Education Program for Eating and Mind among Adolescents: Body, Eating and Mind (BEAM) Project
Naomi Chisuwa
Graduate School of Human Life Science, Osaka City University
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企画書・概要 (Abstract of Project Proposal)

BEAMプロジェクトは思春期の心と身体を育てる健康的な食習慣形成をめざすものであり、BEAMは「Body, Eating and Mind」および「心からの笑顔」を意味する。思春期には食行動への影響要因が拡大し、保護者の目の届かない場面が増え、友人やメディア等の社会的影響を受け不健康な行動が増加するが、食教育は小学校を中心に展開されるため、思春期における「食が大切なのは知っている、けど…」という状況を変えるべく、継続した食教育の展開が急がれる。本プロジェクトでは、食習慣へ影響を与える外的要因に対し子ども自らが主体的に対処するスキルを身につけ、また、食が持つ心の健康への役割を実感し、自ら食環境づくりを実践することにより、生涯にわたる健康的な食習慣の基礎を築くという新たな食教育プログラムを構築する。一年目に国内外の実践例のレビューによりプログラム案を作成、実施に向けた事前研修、事前調査を行う。二年目にプログラムを中学校にて実施し、望ましい食習慣、メディアリテラシー、ダイエット行動、やせ願望、健全な自尊心、についてアンケート調査、および生徒が撮影した写真の観察によるプログラム評価を行う。

  Adolescents’ unhealthy behaviors are likely to increase without parents’ attention during this life stage. Simultaneously, social factors such as friends and the media grow rapidly in influence on adolescents eating behaviors. However, nutrition education has been provided mainly in primary schools. The current nutrition education in Japan is not sufficient to maintain healthy eating behaviors through adolescence. To change the situation, "I know eating is important for us, but..." it is urgent to develop a program of continuous nutrition education with an appropriate approach in junior high schools and high schools.
 BEAM project aims to establish healthy eating habits in order to foster vigorous body and mind among adolescents. BEAM is an abbreviation for "Body, Eating and Mind" and also comes from "Smile with obvious pleasure". In the BEAM project, a new comprehensive nutrition education program will be developed focusing on active engagement with learning for lifelong healthy eating habits. The program includes four dimensions; (1) improvement of self-esteem and body image as the basis of healthy behaviors, (2) acquirement of skills to deal with external factors towards eating behaviors, (3) understanding the importance of eating for mind, and (4) to make a better eating environment by themselves.
 In the first year, relevant studies are identified from both the Japanese literature and the international literature. This literature is utilized to develop a draft of the program. Trainings for teachers and preliminary surveys will be conducted at participating schools. In the second year, the program will be implemented in junior high schools. The effects of the program on healthy eating habits, media literacy, diet behaviors, drive for thinness and self-esteem will be evaluated with pre-post questionnaire surveys and observations of photos taken by students.

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