Analysis of Factors Associated with The Preschool Children's Nutrition Awareness -III. Dietary intakes and nutrition awareness of children-

유아기 어린이의 영양 인식과 관련된 요인 분석 -III. 식이 섭취와 영양 인식-

  • Lim, Soo-Joung (Department of Food and Nutrition, Sungshin Women's University) ;
  • Ahn, Hong-Seok (Department of Food and Nutrition, Sungshin Women's University) ;
  • Kim, Woon-Ju (Department of Food and Nutrition, Chung-Buk National University)
  • 임수정 (성신여자대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 안홍석 (성신여자대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 김운주 (충북대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Published : 1995.10.30


This study estimated the status of dietary intake of 258 children from ages 3 to 6 living in Seoul and analyzed the correlation between the degree of children's nutrition awareness and dietary intake, to provide some basic informations on nutrition education program for their health promotion. Average height and weight of the children were 110.5 cm and 19.7 kg. And their body mass index was 16.2 and obesity index was 6.5%. Proportions of carbohydrate, protein and fat to the total calorie intakes were on the average 55.8%, 15.6% and 28.6%. Calorie intake proportion of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack were 20.9%, 21.9%, 22.3% and 34.9%. In protein intake, proportion of animal and vegetable protein was 1.4, in fat intake pattern, P/M/S ratio was 1.2/1.2/1.0. As a consequence of analyzing the correlation between children's nutrition awareness and dietary intake, children of high awareness degree to the food value did not intake much calorie and carbohydrate, and did not choose cereals and starches, condensed fat food. As a result, dietary intake of pre-school children showed very good but partially showed a problem of over and under nutrition in quantity or in quality we hope that the result of this study could be helpful for the nutrition education program for the health and nutrition of the pre-school children.