Dietary Habit and Unbalanced Diet Status of Young Children by Age

유아의 나이에 따른 편식 및 식습관 실태

  • Jung, You-Mi (Department of food, nutrition and cookery, Keimyung College University)
  • 정유미 (계명문화대학교 식품영양조리학부)
  • Received : 2019.10.10
  • Accepted : 2019.10.29
  • Published : 2019.10.31


This study investigated the general information, unbalanced diet, and dietary habits of 86 children in Daegu. The research was undertaken to analyze the current state of diet and dietary habits of children, and to provide basic data for nutrition education. The results reveal that younger children have a more unbalanced diet. Children dislike side-dishes the most. Furthermore, due to the longer time taken to consume food, parents persuade children to eat quickly. Children were also determined to have a high intake of foods and drinks containing sugar; beverages containing sugar are consumed 1-2 times a week by 5-year-olds, and once daily by 6- and 7-year-olds. The results of this study can be applied to provide basic data for nutritional education, and assist in the development of dietary programs for young children.


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