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Development of an Educational App for Safe Dietary Life based on Elementary School Parents' Perceptions on Pesticide Residue

초등학생 학부모들의 잔류농약 인식에 기초한 안전 식생활 교육용 앱 개발

  • Chae, Hyeon-Ja (Major in Elementary Science & Technology Education for Life, Graduate School of Education, Seoul National University of Education) ;
  • Kim, Jeong-Weon (Department of Elementary Science & Technology Education for Life, Seoul National University of Education)
  • 채현자 (서울교육대학교 교육대학원 초등생활과학교육전공) ;
  • 김정원 (서울교육대학교 생활과학교육과)
  • Received : 2013.02.02
  • Accepted : 2013.03.07
  • Published : 2013.04.29

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop an educational app that informs parents of elementary students with correct information on pesticide residue based on their awareness and information needs on pesticide residue. A survey was conducted from 918 parents living in 8 different districts of Korea. The results of the survey indicated that a majority of parents felt uncomfortable with pesticide residue and wanted to have the proper information regarding it. Based on the above results, an app named 'Perfect Conquest of Pesticide Residue' consisting of 5 main menus of 'Pesticide residue, Is it safe?', 'Safe management of pesticide residue', 'Perfect removal of pesticide residue on fruits and vegetables through washing', 'Shopping without anxiety', 'Playground' and their own sub-menus was developed. When the app was applied to 30 parents using smart phones, a majority of them were satisfied with the contents of detailed information and fun activities. Therefore, this app could be utilized as an effective educational tool for the parents of elementary students by allowing them to have proper awareness on pesticide residue. Furthermore, more apps could be developed on other food risk factors to promote safe dietary life.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 식품의약품안전청

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