Study on Frequently Consumed Dishes and Menu Patterns of Middle-aged Housewives for 1 Year

중년 주부의 연중 음식 섭취 및 식단 패턴 조사

  • 최정숙 (농촌진흥청 농촌생활연구소)
  • Published : 2003.07.01


This study was conducted to investigate the dishes and menu patterns consumed frequently for 1 year, using estimated record method with 30 housewives. The purpose of this study was to suggest the dishes and menu pattern for the basis data of the nutrition education program and menu development project. The results were following : cooked rice and kimchi had the highest number of frequencies. The dish group (classified by the cooking method) consumed in largest quantities per capita per meal is the rice group (146.5g). Most frequently consumed dish group were the rice (72.7%), kimchi (60.6%), beverages (33.6%), fruits and juice (26.2%), soup (25.1%), stew and casserole (25.1%) in the order. Some dishes in several dish groups had small number of frequencies. Thus they were not included in the frequently consumed dishes list although they are in the top list of their own dish group. The menu had traditional menu pattern based on cooked rice, Korean soup, and kimchi. Most frequently used menu patterns were rice+soup+kimchi, rice+noodle (or Mandu)+kimchi, rice+kimchi, rice+soup+kimchi+seasoned-vegetable in the order. These were very simple menu patterns with only 1~2 kinds of side dish. Therefore, it is necessary for middle-aged housewives to consume menu that the composition of main dish and side dish are adequate. This result can be used as basic data for nutrition education programs in middle-aged housewives.


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