Dr. (Mrs.)

BOLAJOKO Opeyemi Oreoluwa 

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Dr. Opeyemi Bolajokois a nutritionist with a specialisation in clinical nutrition and dietetics. She holds B. Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; M. Sc. and Ph.D. in Nutrition and Dietetics from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. She ispresently aLecturer in the Nutrition and Dietetics Department,Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, with a research focus in nutrition-related non-communicable diseases and research extension.

Her works revolve around designing interventions to increase adherence to dietary changesand positive health outcomes with emphasis on community engagement in the control of metabolic diseases and cancers among patients, using information and communication technology.She has been involved in community-based researches exploring food systems, factors that determine food consumption of different age groups, nutritional status, and how these predict health outcomes. Sheis also part of the Prostate Cancer Transatlantic Consortium (CaPTC) Cohort Study team working on the Transatlantic Prostate Cancer Familial Project among US black men and West African black men.

Her due diligence in research has earnedherseveral scholarships and awards Research award for Training in Behavioural Intervention Trial for Cancer Prevention and control in West Africa. (US NIH/National Cancer Institute (NCI) – CRDF Global funded ABeR Catalyst Research Immersion program. Mayo Clinic, United States) 2021-2022. The Micro Enterprise Social Entrepreneurship Grant Award (2021). The Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) Fellowshipto attend a short course on Food Systems and Sustainable Diet (Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI) and Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, Netherlands) (2019). Cancer of the Prostrate Transatlantic Consortium (CaPTC) African Behavioral Research Scholar (ABeR) (2018-2019). Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) sponsored the benchwork of her Ph.D. project (2017-2018). Africa Nutrition Leadership Program Fellowship Award (ANLP) (2016). Dufil, Prima Nutrition Postgraduate Scholarship Award sponsored her Master's programme (2010-2012). Prior to joining the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, she was a lecturer at the Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State.

She has served in many committees within the University and public bodies.Dr. Bolajoko is a member of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria and the Institute for Dietetics in Nigeria (IDN). She is the Assistant General Secretary of IDN and the National Representative of the Institute in the International Confederation of Dietitian Association. She has attended some training programmes and workshops both nationally and internationally and has several publications to her credit.

Ph.D. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State – 2019
M.Sc. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State – 2014
Test of Professional Competence University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu State. -2008
B.Sc. University of Nigeria, Nsukka. -2005
GCE St. John/Mary’s Unity Secondary School, Owo. -1999

Completed
i Nutritional status and metabolic responses to work stress among health workers in Ogun State. 2015-2019
ii Determination of the nutrients retention factor of Nigeria indigenous soups. 2018
iii Prevalence of Nutrition Related cases in Hospitalized children. 2017
iv Sodium levels and salty food consumption pattern among undergraduates.2016
In Progress
i. Contribution of beverage consumption to the nutritional status of adolescents
ii. Glycemic index of indigenous staple foods in southwestern Nigeria
iii. Consumption of Ultra Processed foods and risk of metabolic syndrome among adolescents in Ogun State

1. Research award for Training in Behavioural Intervention Trial for Cancer Prevention and control in West Africa. (US NIH/National Cancer Institute (NCI) – CRDF Global funded ABeR Catalyst Research Immersion program. Mayo Clinic, United States) 2021-2022
2. Micro Enterprise Social Entrepreneurship Grant Award 2021
3. Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) Fellowship to attend a short course on Food Systems and Sustainable Diet (Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI) and Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, Netherlands) 2019
4. Cancer of the Prostrate Transatlantic Consortium (CaPTC) African Behavioral Research Scholar (ABeR) 2018-2019
5. Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) 2017-2018
6. Africa Nutrition Leadership Program Fellowship Award (ANLP) 2016
7. Dufil, Prima Nutrition Postgraduate Scholarship Award, 2010-2012

i. Staff Adviser, Nutrition and Dietetics Student Association,
Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta. April 2018todate

ii. COLFHEC Representative, Tractor Committee May, 2017 – April, 2018

i. Member, Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN)
ii. Member, Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS)
iii. Member, Institute for Dietetics in Nigerian (IDN)
iv. Member, African Nutrition Leadership Program (ANLP)

i. 49th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria on Promotion of nutrition for sustainable development: current trends and innovations, held at FCT-Abuja. 10th – 13th September, 2019.
ii. Inaugural Global Congress on Oncology Clinical Trials for Blacks, Prostate Cancer Transatlantic Consortium (CaPTC) held at Sheraton Hotels, Ikeja, Lagos State., 14th-17th, November, 2018
iii. 5th Biennial Prostate Cancer Transatlantic Consortium (CaPTC) conference. Global Science of Prostate Cancer held at University of Ilorin, Kwara State, 7th-10th November, 2018.
iv. 48th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria on Nutrition Challenges: What Actions for Sustainable Development, held at Ambrose Ali University, Edo State 18th – 22nd Sept., 2018.
v. 47th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria on Controversies in Nutrition: Separating Facts from Fads and Fallacies, held at International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Oyo State 19th – 23rd Sept., 2017
vi. International Conference on Food Science and Human Ecology (ICOFHEC) & Safety Enhancement of Edible Products, Legislation, Analysis and Management (SELAMAT) on Delivering Innovative Approaches in Food, Health and Well-being for sustainable Livelihood.International Conference Centre, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta ,20th – 25th Nov, 2016
vii. 44th National workshop and scientific conference of Institute of Dietetics in Nigeria, held at Babcock University Auditorium, Ilisan Remo, Ogun State, 9th-12th November, 2015

(1) Ubosi, N. I., Anetor, G O., Bolajoko, O.O, AgbuJ. (2021) Knowledge, Attitude, and Perception of Pregnant Women Entrepreneurs Towards Attending Antenatal Care Clinic At Chika/Aleyita, Abuja Municipal Area Council.Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences.Vol. 41 No 1. 102-108.Published by the Nutrition Society of Nigeria.(Acceptance date June 7, 2021)
(2) Folahan O.O., Bolajoko O.O. and Olanrewaju O. I. (2020) Fatty acids profile of repeatedly used vegetable oil by roadside food vendors in Owo metropolis, Ondo state, Nigeria.Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences.Vol. 41 No 2. 102-108.Published by the Nutrition Society of Nigeria. https://www.ajol.info/index.php/njns/article/view/208102
(3)Bolajoko O.O., Olanrewaju O. I., Odugbemi B.A. (2020). Lifestyles pattern, health-seeking behaviour, and body mass index of market traders in Owo, Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria. Yenagoa Medical Journal.Vol. 2 No. 4.Published by Association of Resident Doctors, Yenagoa, Nigeria.https://yenagoamedicaljournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Lifestyles-pattern-health-seeking-behaviour-and-body-mass-index-of-market-traders-in-Owo-Owo-local-government-area-of-Ondo-State-Nigeria.pdf
(4)Bolajoko O. O. Odunuga B. A. and Salami O. E. (2019). Assessment of Body Composition, Smoking, and Alcohol as Risk Factors to Hypertension among Adults in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. Journal of Dietitian Association of Nigeria. Vol. 10; 1-7. Published by the Dietitian Association of Nigeria.https://www.jdan.org.ng/assessment-of-body-composition-smoking-and-alcohol-as-risk-factors-to-hypertension-among-adults-in-abeokuta-ogun-state-nigeria/
(5) Mustapha R.A., Rowland-Ayodele M.A., Bolajoko O.O., Olatunji I.I., Ilepe O.A. (2019). Minerals, Cholesterol and Purine Content of some Commonly Consumed Pepper Soups among Nigerians. International Journal of Biochemistry and Biomolecules. 5(2): 12–19p.Published by JournalsPub.http://biotech.journalspub.info/?journal=IJBB&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=489
(6)Bolajoko O. O., Adesanwo A. S. and Akinhanmi Y. O. (2019). Contribution of dietary pattern and Family History to Hypertension among Adults in Abeokuta North Local, Government, Area, Ogun State, Nigeria.Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences. Vol. 40.No 2. 59-67. Published by the Nutrition Society of Nigeria.http://www.ajol.info/index.php/njns
(7) Catherine A. Oladoyinbo, Oluwafunke O. Akinbule, Opeyemi O. Bolajoko, Justice Moses K. Aheto, Getachew Dagne, Faruk Mohamed, Iya Eze Bassey, Folakemi T. Odedina, Ruth Agaba, Nissa Askins, Olubanke O. Ogunlana, Motolani E. Ogunsanya, Aishat M. Suleiman, Stanley O. Anyanwu, Rebecca M. Gali, Ernest Kaninjing, Blaise Nkegoum, AbidemiOmonisi, Anthonia C. Sowunmi, Paul Jibrin, Emeka E. Iweala, Omolara A. Fatiregun and Ademola A. Popoola. (2019) Risk factors for prostate cancer in West African Men: The Familial Cohort Study. Cancer Health Disparities Journal. 4: e1-e11. Published by The Socienty of Human Diversity and Health Disparities. https://doi.org/10.9777/chd.2019.100
(8) Mustapha R.A., Oreniyi, O. S.,Ogunmuyide D.B., Bolajoko O.O., Adebayo M.T., OluwagunwaA.P(2019). Determination of Fatty Acid Composition of Roasted African Palm Weevil Larvae (Rhycophorousphoenicis). Research & Reviews: Journal of Food Science and Technology. 8(3): 1–4p.Published byConsortium e-Learning Network http://sciencejournals.stmjournals.in/index.php/RRJoFST/article/view/2442
(9)Bolajoko O.O., Olanrewaju I. O. and AkingboyeOlolade (2018) Evaluation of Dietary Adherence and Body Mass Index of Diabetics Attending Medical Outpatient Clinic of Federal Medical Centre, Idi Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences. Vol. 39.No 2. 59-67. Published by the Nutrition Society of Nigeria.https:/www.ajol.info/index.php/njns/issue/view/18055
(10)Bolajoko Opeyemi O, OlaleruTolulope and AkinsanyaOlubunmi B. (2016) Sodium Levels andSalty Food Consumption Pattern among Undergraduate of the Federal University of agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences. Vol. 37 No 2. 140-145. Published by the Nutrition Society of Nigeria.https:/www.ajol.info/index.php/njns
(11) Mustapha R. A., Ogundahunsi G. A., Olanrewaju O. I. and Bolajoko O. O. (2014). Effect ofPackaging Materials on Nutrients, Phytochemicals and Sensory Attributes of Moimoi. Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences. Vol. 35 No 1. 97-103. Published by the Nutrition Society of Nigeria.
(iii) Book: Nil
(iv) Chapter in Book: Nil
(v) Edited Conference Proceeding
1. Bolajoko O.O., Nworgu B, Edun B.T., Lawal O.M., Okikiade T. A., Ajayi A.P. (2019). Proximate Composition and Nutrient Retention of Oha, Okra, Ogbonno, and EgusiSoup.Conference Proceeding of the Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference. Promotion of Sustainable Development: Current Trend and Innovationsheld at Nigerian Airforce Conference Centre and Suites, FCT, Abuja.Published by the Nutrition Society of Nigeria
2. Bolajoko O.O. and Onafowokan M.A. (2016). Prevalence of Nutrition Related cases in Hospitalized children. Proceeding of the International Conference of Food Science and Human Ecology andSafety Enhancement of Edible Products, Legislation, Analysis and Management (ICOFHEC&SELAMAT) held at, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nov21st -24th, 2016. OguntuaseJ.A, Shittu T.A, Afolabi W.A.O, ObadinaA.O, SobukolaO.P and Adebowale A.A(Eds.) 65-66. Published by College of Food Science and Human Ecology, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
3. Afolabi W.A.O, AkinbuleO.O., SanniS.A, Onabanjo O.O., OlayiwolaI.O., OladoyinboC.A, Bolajoko O.O, OgundipeG.T and DurosinmiO.J (2016). Contribution and consumption pattern of cassava and its products among under 5 and school children in FUNAAB mandate communities. 1st Annual International Conference of Food Science and Human Ecology &Safety Enhancement of Edible Products, Legislation, Analysis and Management(ICOFHEC&SELAMAT), OguntuaseJ.A, Shittu T.A, Afolabi W.A.O, ObadinaA.O, SobukolaO.P and Adebowale A.A (Eds.) 67-69. Published by College of Food Science and Human Ecology, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.

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