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Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association 2011;49(1):27-39. doi: https://doi.org/10.6115/khea.2011.49.1.027
General Characteristics and Eating Styles by Gender and Nutrition Knowledge Level in Upper-Grade School Children in Gyeongbuk
Eun-Ji Kim1, Kyung-Mi Yang2
1Jingwan High School
2Faculty of Herbal Food Cooking & Nutrition, Daegu Hanny University
Corresponding Author: Kyung-Mi Yang ,Tel: +82-53-819-1490, Fax: +82-53-819-1272, Email: Jiboosin@dhu.ac.kr
Received: July 16, 2010; Revised: August 6, 2010   Accepted: October 15, 2010.
The purpose of this study was to obtain the basic information needed for an effective program of nutrition education and the establishment of desirable dietary attitudes in elementary school children. The study was conducted using a self-administered questionnaire, and the participants were 281 elementary school children. The data were analyzed in terms of the participants' gender and level of nutritional knowledge, and group differences were assessed using chi-square and Duncan's multiple range tests. The results were as following: Male and female students did not differ in nutritional knowledge. In terms of health-related life style, there were significant differences according to gender and nutrition knowledge. In terms of dietary habits, there were significant differences in the regularity of meal times according to gender and nutrition knowledge. With regard to food preferences, there was a significant gender difference in taste preferences with the male students preferring a salty taste more than the female students.
Keywords: BMI, dietary habits, dietary attitude, nutritional knowledge, children
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