A Study on Perception of Teachers on the Nutrition Education in Elementary School Curriculum

초등학교에서의 식생활 교육 실태 및 교사의 인식에 관한 연구

  • Jung In-Kyung (Dept. of Home Economics Education, Chungang University)
  • 정인경 (중앙대학교 가정교육과)
  • Published : 2005.12.01


The purpose of this study was to present the activating schemes of nutrition education in elementary school curriculum. We examined the nutrition education status and perception of teachers on nutrition education in elementary school. This study was carried out using a self-administered questionnaire and subjects were 263 elementary school teachers in Gyeonggi province. All data in this research was analyzed through SAS program, and the frequency and percentage on each question were calculated. Data for each group was analyzed according to sex and teaching career and the groups were treated for significance by using chi-square test. Most of teachers taught the nutrition education as a part of practical In curriculum and thought that student's interest and participation on nutrition education was high. And the teachers understood that nutrition education at school curriculum is very necessary and effective. But most teachers had no experience or teacher training Program for nutrition education. They thought it was difficult to carry out nutrition education in school because of their poor nutritive knowledge, and lack in educational materials. Moreover, it is revealed that the teachers supposed that the activation of nutrition education in school requires schools to provide nutritive guidance to students in cooperation with the homes.