J Korean Diet Assoc.  2019 Feb;25(1):17-29. 10.14373/JKDA.2019.25.1.17.

Evaluation of Sanitary Education and Performance of Sanitary Management among School Food Service Employees in Sejong

  • 1Major in Nutrition Education, Graduate School of Education, Kongju National University, Yesan 32439, Korea.
  • 2Division of Food Science, Kongju National University, Yesan 32439, Korea. mkchoi67@kongju.ac.kr


This study examined sanitary education and performance of sanitary management among employees related to cooking in school food services in Sejong. A total of 193 subjects (19.2% for kindergarten, 42.5% for elementary school, and 38.3% for middle and high school) participated in this questionnaire survey. The frequency of sanitary education was highest at 63.7% once a month, and it was higher in the order of middle and high school, elementary school, and kindergarten (P < 0.001). The most important contents of sanitary education were personal sanitary management (43.5%), food material management (25.9%), and sanitary and safety management of equipment and utensils (17.6%). The necessity of sanitary education recognized by the subjects was absolutely necessary at 69.9% and necessary at 28.0%. The application of knowledge from sanitary education is high in proper application at 50.8% and absolute application at 40.4%. The improvement effect after sanitary education was higher in kindergarten than in elementary school and middle and high school (P < 0.01). The performance of sanitary management was high at 4.7 out of 5. In particular, personal sanitary management was the highest in elementary school at 4.8 followed in order by middle and high school (4.7) and kindergarten (4.6) (P < 0.01). The necessity of sanitary education and the application of knowledge obtained from sanitary education to the food service showed a significant and positive correlation with the sanitary management performance (P < 0.05, P < 0.001). These results highlight that the need for customized sanitary education for institution types and an awareness of sanitary education by employees will enhance sanitary management in school food service.


sanitary education; sanitary management; schools; food service; employee

MeSH Terms

Food Services*
Safety Management
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