Development of Children Food Safety Education Program for 4th and 5th Grade Elementary School Students in Daegu and Evaluation of Its Effects

대구지역 초등학교 4, 5학년 대상 어린이 식생활 안전관리 교육 프로그램 개발 및 효과 평가

  • Kim, Jung-Mi (Division of Food & Nutrition & Cooking, Taegu Science University) ;
  • Lee, Nan-Hee (Division of Food & Nutrition & Cooking, Taegu Science University)
  • 김정미 (대구과학대학교 식품영양조리과) ;
  • 이난희 (대구과학대학교 식품영양조리과)
  • Received : 2011.10.14
  • Accepted : 2012.02.10
  • Published : 2012.02.29


This study was conducted on 4th and 5th grade elementary school students in Daegu, Korea for the purpose of promoting health and proper dietary habits. A children food safety education program was developed and its effects evaluated on 4th and 5th graders (3,932 students for 4th year, 4,438 students for 5th year) at 46 elementary schools, which were under the jurisdiction of the four educational bureaus of Daegu city. Education was conducted in accordance with an education design plan, of which there were two goals, including know the contents of 'special act on children's dietary life safety management' and 'practice proper hand-washing'. 'Special act on children's dietary life safety management' was explained, and the education curriculum included proper hand-washing for prevention of food poisoning, quality certification mark on children's favorite foods, harmful foods such as unsanitary and adulterated foods, and green food zone. Flash songs, PowerPoint, 'glitter burger' notice note, and banner were used as education media. It was found that the awareness level of items related to 'special act on children's dietary life safety management' increased significantly after education (p<0.001). 'Necessity of nutrition education and children's food safety' also increased significantly (p<0.05) after education. Lastly, children answered that they washed their hands more often after education (62.9%) than before (60.7%).


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