The Content Analysis of Food and Nutrition Articles in the Korean Newspapers -From January 1960 to June 1996- -I. Food Habits and Food Consumption Patterns-

한국신문에 게재된 식생활 전반에 관한 기사내용의 영양과학적 분석 -1960년 1월부터 1996년 6원까지- -제 1보: 식습관 및 식품소비패턴에 관한 조사연구-

  • Park, Young-Sim (Department of Food and Nutrition, Shinheung Junior College) ;
  • Jang, Mi-Ra (Department of Food and Nutrition, Yonsei University) ;
  • Kim, Eung-Kyung (Department of Food and Science, Kangnung National University) ;
  • Myung, Chun-Ok (Department of Food and Cooking, Osan Junior College) ;
  • Nam, Hae-Won (Department of Food and Nutrition, Suwon Women's Junior College)
  • 박영심 (신흥전문대학 식품영양과) ;
  • 장미라 (연세대학교 생활과학대학 식품영양학과) ;
  • 김은경 (강릉대학교 생명과학대학 식품과학과) ;
  • 명춘옥 (오산전문대학 식품조리과) ;
  • 남혜원 (수원여자전문대학 식품영양과)
  • Published : 1996.10.30


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the important changes and the trends in Korean newspaper articles related to 1) food habits and food consumption patterns 2) nutrition, health and diseases 3) food safety and policy. The method used in this study was content analysis of the articles pressed in Donga ilbo and Choseun ilbo from January 1960 to June 1996. Among the total 1814 articles, those on nutrition, health and disease were 922 (50.8%), food safety and policy were 490 (27%) and food habits and consumption patterns were 402 (22.2%). The articles related to food habits and consumption patterns dealt with four contents, food habits reformation, changes in food consumption patterns, nutritional status and food habits. The frequencies of food habits content were highest (51.1%) and especially increased in 1980's and 1990's as the concerns on health and pursuit of convenience were increased. Most of contents related to food habits were health and longevity diet (44%) and eating out (27.5%). The percentile of food habits reformation, the changes in food consumption patterns and nutritional status were 20.1%, 18.4% and 10.0%, respectively. The contents of food habits reformation were most interested in 1960's when food shortage and poverty prevailed. Nowadays, the major subjects of food habits reformation were changed to the problem of wastage and the use of our agricultural foods. The frequencies of change in food consumption patterns were gradually increased from 1960's (7 item) to June 1996 (34 items). And the most of contents related to nutritional status were focused on suffering from food shortage especially in 1960's.