Panrawee Praditsorn

Research themes
  • Food and nutrition
Research countries
  • Thailand
Research projects

Title: Build Capacity for Smart Communities and Schools to Prevent Childhood Overweight and Obesity in Thailand: Impact Evaluation of the Nutrition Training Programme


Research question: To what extent does the nutrition training programme promote healthy eating behaviour among schoolchildren?

Methods and expected outcomes: This study will take place in Chiang Mai province in northern Thailand. Two districts will be purposively selected for intervention (Saraphi) and control (Hang Dong) communities. The study will be conducted in three phases. First, an interactive map of the community and school food environments will be developed in both communities. In-depth interviews with food shop owners and local food producers will be performed. Locations of food shops will be mapped, and food choices in each shop will be surveyed. Local food producers will be tracked based on where school staff buys ingredients for the lunch programme. Second, the nutrition training programme will be designed for schoolchildren in grades 4-6. Teachers in intervention schools will be interviewed for information on nutrition topics, materials, and teaching methods. The course contents will be developed in the Thai language and include an online platform for nutrition education, community activities, and lunch menu planning. Three experts will evaluate the course contents. The clarity and readability will be pretested by teachers in a school in Chiang Mai province who will not be involved in the programme. Third, the nutrition training programme will be implemented with a cluster randomised trial. Knowledge scores, dietary intake, and nutritional status of schoolchildren will be collected before the start and after three months of the intervention. The effectiveness of the nutrition training programme will be evaluated by impact evaluation. The expected outcomes will be an effective nutrition training programme for schoolchildren in grades 4-6 and an interactive map of food environments.

Additional Information:

2013-2016: MSc in Nutrition and Dietetics, Mahidol University, Thailand

2009-2012: BSc in Applied Thai Traditional Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand


Food environment, Food-EPI, FoodEx, Health Promotion, Nutrition Assessment, Nutrition Education, School Lunch

Funding institutions

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Thesis title

Build capacity for smart communities and schools to prevent childhood obesity in Thailand: Novel strategies for obesogenic factors and food environments

Supervisors of
doctoral work

First supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christian Borgemeister

Second supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ute Nöthling (Department of Nutrition and Food Science)

Tutor: Dr. Tina Beuchelt


Yamaguchi M, Praditsorn P, Purnamasari SD, Sranacharoenpong K, Arai Y, Sundermeir SM, Gittelsohn J, Hadi H, and Nishi N.  2022.  Measures of perceived neighborhood food environments and dietary habits: a systematic review of methods and associations.  Nutrients, 14 (9)   . Further Information


Bovill M, Moore T, Praditsorn P, Churak P, Yone MK, Thongprakaidown R, Parichatkheeree P, Phaiphupha S and Wimonpeerapattna W.  2021.  Nutrition surveillance in Thailand-Myanmar border refugee camps - trends in wasting and stunting over 8 years.  Current Developments in Nutrition, Issue Supplement 2 (5)   : 626   . Further Information


Thatthong N, Sranacharoenpong K, Praditsorn P, Churak P, Ponprachanuvut P, Srisangwan N and Keeratichamroen A.  2020.  Innovative tool for health promotion for at-risk Thai people with hypertension.  Journal of Public Health, 28   : 437–443   . Further Information


Chirdkiatisak M, Sranacharoenpong K, Churak P and Praditsorn P.  2019.  Thai diabetes prevention education program: development and validation of the Thai physical activity questionnaire for at-risk people.  Journal of Public Health, 27   : 659–667   . Further Information
Churak P, Praditsorn P, Meenongwah J and Wimonpeerapattana W.  2019.  Factors associated with nutritional status of elderly in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.  Asia-Pacific Journal of Science and Technology, 1 (24)   .
Praditsorn P, Churak P, Wimonpeerapattana W, Moore T and Bovill M.  2019.  Prevalence of undernutrition and associated factors among children 6 to 59 months of age in refugee camps along Thailand-Myanmar border.  The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 2 (50)   : 372-382   .


Sranacharoenpong K, Praditsorn P and Churak P.  2018.  Developing a diabetes prevention education program for community health care workers in Thailand: translation of the knowledge to at-risk people.  Journal of Public Health, 26   : 515–522   . Further Information

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Panrawee Praditsorn

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