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A Study on the Recognition of Marine Products in Elementary School Students in the Jeonnam Area

전남지역 초등학생의 수산물 인식에 대한 연구

  • Jeon, Eun-Raye (Dept. of Home Economics Education and Human Ecology Research Institute, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Kim, Gyung-Hee (Graduate School of Education, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Hwang, Kum-Hee (Dept. of Hotel Culinary art and Nutrition, Dongkang College) ;
  • Jung, Lan-Hee (Dept. of Home Economics Education and Human Ecology Research Institute, Chonnam National University)
  • 전은례 (전남대학교 가정교육과, 생활과학연구소) ;
  • 김경희 (전남대학교 교육대학원) ;
  • 황금희 (동강대학교 호텔조리영양학부) ;
  • 정난희 (전남대학교 가정교육과, 생활과학연구소)
  • Received : 2015.10.28
  • Accepted : 2015.12.16
  • Published : 2015.12.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the eating habits and nutritional knowledge of elementary school students in regards to seafood in school meals. More than 80.6% of elementary school students reported an 'average' preference for seafood. While 'taste' and 'healthy food' were common reasons to prefer marine products, 'unpleasant taste and smell' was a common reason not to prefer seafood. Students in general stated 'eating if possible' as their attitude towards seafood in school meals, 38.1% responded 'eating all' as their intake level. There was a significant difference between preference for seafood by gender [boys, 3.44; girls, 3.64 (P<0.01)]. Also, students significantly difference preferred some types of seafood over others. The students who enjoyed eating seafood had more regular and balanced diets and a better attitude toward dietary life and health than did the counterparts who did not prefer seafood. A significant difference (P<0.05) in knowledge existed according to gender; girls had a higher level of knowledge than did boys.

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