- Volume 16 Issue 1
This study was to investigate the eating attitutes, food habits, perceived stress of high school students. Three hundred and fifty four high school students in Seoul area were surveyed to obtain the information from Sep. 18 to 26 in 1997. The average height and weight of high school students were 173.7 cm, 62.9 kg for male students and 162.5 cm, 52.6 kg for female students. The 52.5% of high school students were normal weight and 41.5% of them were underweight. Female students(46.7%) showed higher proportion of underweight than male students(37.0%). The students(50.9%) ate breakfast irregularly and most students(92.5%) ate Korean food for breakfast. The dietary changes of high school students over past few years showed that the intake of vegetable, fruit and yogurt were increased. The food habit score showed no significant difference by gender, mother's employment and monthly spending money. The nutritional knowledge score of female students were higher than the score of male students. Most high school students(93.9%) were highly stressed in their living. The stress score(3.35) of female students were higher than those of male students(3.15). However, excercise, eating slowly and good appetite could lower their perceived stress.