Korean J Community Nutr.  1997 May;2(2):218-231.

Comparisons of Students' and their Parents' Satisfaction of School Lunch Program in middle School by Foodservice Mangement

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Food Science and Nutrition, college of Nutural Sciences, Soonchunhyang University, Asan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Home Economics Education, College of Home Economics, Chungnam National University, Taejon, Korea.
  • 3Department of Food and Nutrition, College of Natural Science, Hannam University, Taejon, Korea.

Abstract

A study about the satisfaction of school lunch program was performed to 591 students and 541 parents in 5 middle schools by FS management system. The FS systems of the participating schools were 3 type of self-operating/traditional, self-operating/commissary and catering/delivery systems. Most joyful mealtime to students were identified as lunch because of eating with friends. Satiety after school lunch and leftover were different by FS system, such as adquate satiety greater in self-operating one and leftover food more in catering one than in the others. Foods tasted better in self-operating system than in catering one. The later was very poor for keeping soup hot and found more salty, more sweet and hotter than home meal. Students showed no difference in nutrition education but agreed greater to learning etiquette and to habit of various foods in self-operating system than in catering one. Students concluded they prefered school lunches to home-prepared lunches. Less work to prepare lunches home, better taste and nutrition, same meals to all students and nurition education were main reasons for parent to need school lunch program and they showed higher satisfaction of present school FS in self-operating system than in catering one. Parents claimed hygiene, taste, nutrition, nutrition education, food amount and service should be improved, especially in case of catering system and stressed on hygiene as the most important criteria for good school FS Management. They supported strongly school lunch program to coninue and prefered self-operating system than the others.

Keyword

middle school lunch program; traditional FS; commissary FS; catering(dosirak); student satisfaction
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