Korean J Community Nutr.  2007 Aug;12(4):462-476.

Development of the Computer-assisted Nutrition Education Program of Eating-out Guidance for Teenagers

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Food and Nutrition, Changwon National University, Changwon, Korea. khl@changwon.ac.kr
  • 2Faculty of Food Science and Biotechnology, Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea.
  • 3Department of Food and Nutrition, Changshin College, Masan, Korea.

Abstract

This study aimed to develop a nutrition education internet program for correcting the eating-out behaviorial problems of youth. A survey was performed to investigate the eating-out behavior patterns of youth by questionnaires. A nutrition education program was developed on the basis of the survey results, and evaluated by teenagers. The results of the developed homepage are summarized as follows: The contents of this program (www.health14.net) consist of 'x Health (Teenager, My Health, Healthy life, Beautiful life)', '+ Nutrition (To find slow foods, Fast foods campaign, Selecting fast foods, The best menu for eating-out, Recipes for health, Golden bell nutrition quiz)', '/ Information (Diet mini-homepage, Q & A, My knowhow, Game, Community)' and 'Basic Menu (home, Log in, Information and news, Mini-homepage, Site map, Free bulletin board)'. It can be used as educational material for dietary behaviorial changes in school. Also teachers and parents could get information on eating-out menus. Through this site, we anticipate contributing to nutritional health promotion by correcting the eating-out habits of youth.

Keyword

web; teenagers; fast food; eating-out behavior; nutrition education program

MeSH Terms

Adolescent*
Education*
Fast Foods
Health Promotion
Humans
Internet
Parents
Surveys and Questionnaires
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