Assessments of utilization and Management Practices of Frozen Convenience Foods in Elementary School Foodservice Operations in Inchon

인천지역 초등학교 급식의 냉동가공식품 이용률 및 관리실태

  • Park, Gyeong-Suk (Chun-il Foodservice Industries) ;
  • Choe, Eun-Hui (Research Institute of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Yonsei University) ;
  • Ryu, Gyeong (Dept. of Food & Nutrition, Dongnam Health College)
  • 박경숙 (천일외식산업(주)) ;
  • 최은희 (연세대학교 식품영양과학연구소) ;
  • 류경 (동남보건대학 식품영양과)
  • Published : 2004.05.06


To provide basic information for the proper usage of frozen convenience foods in elementary school foodservice operations, 51 dietitian employeed in school foodservices in Inchon were surveyed. Among the frozen convenience foods, dumpling-type foods(60.8%) and processed meats(40.4%)were used widely in school foodservice. Generally, the frequency of using frozen food items was fewer than 1 time per month. More than 15% of respondents were using pork cutlet, chicken, chickenball, dumpling stuffed with meat about 2-3 times per month. Sweet and sour pork(Tangsuyuk), kebap(Sanjuk), fish/shrimp cutlet, fried potato items were used only fewer than 1 time per month. Dietitian's age, carrier, employed status influenced the utilization rate. The grand mean of satisfaction score was 3.36 out of 5. The factors affecting satisfaction in using frozen foods were sanitation, taste, price, nutrition, food additives in order. The major reasons of utilizaing frozen convenience foods were 'improved labor productivity(4.47)' and 'meet customer preference(4.25)'. The limiting factors in using frozen foods were taste(35.3%), price(23.5%), nutrition(17.6%). The management practices of frozen convenience foods through food processing flow were assessed. Average performance rate was 64.7%. To enlarge the usage of frozen convenience foods in foodservice operations, dietitians should observe sanitary practices.