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J Nutr Health. 2014 Apr;47(2):145-156. Korean.
Published online April 30, 2014.  https://doi.org/10.4163/jnh.2014.47.2.145
© 2014 The Korean Nutrition Society
Development of an accreditation system for dietary and nutrition related education resources
Ji-Myung Kim,1 Kyoung Ae Lee,2 Yoo Kyoung Park,3 Kyung-Hea Lee,4 Sang Woo Oh,5 and Hee Seung Lee1
1Food and Nutrition Major, Division of Food Science and Culinary Arts, Shinhan University, Dongducheon 480-777, Korea.
2Department of Practical Arts Education and Centre for Child Nutrition Education, Busan National University of Education, Busan 611-736, Korea.
3Department of Medical Nutrition, Graduate School of East-West Medical Science, Kyung Hee University, Yongin 446-701, Korea.
4Department of Food and Nutrition, Changwon National University, Changwon 641-773, Korea.
5Department of Family Medicine, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang 410-773, Korea.

To whom correspondence should be addressed. tel: +82-51-500-7285, Email: kalee@bnue.ac.kr
Received July 25, 2013; Revised August 20, 2013; Accepted March 31, 2014.

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to establish accreditation systems of reliable educational materials for nutrition and dietary life which could be used in schools, workplace, and health promotion.

Methods

The study was conducted from April 2011 to October 2011. Literature reviews, institutional visits, and telephone interviews were conducted. Expert meetings and advisory councils were held in order to receive feedback on development of the accreditation systems. A survey was conducted for the accreditation procedures on 143 professionals, including professors, researchers, health and medical experts, teachers, nutrition teachers, dietitians, and clinical nutritionists.

Results

The final procedure of the developed accreditation system was finalized as follows: 1) receiving application twice per year 2) complete desk review (written evaluation) by three reviewers within two months, 3) board review (all board members) and decision, and 4) no-tification of results. The accreditation system is set for printed materials, web-site, and materials for activities. The certificate and accreditation mark is issued to the final certified educational materials. Expiration date is established only for the web-site form. The accreditation length lasts for two years, and can be extended by renewal application.

Conclusion

The dietary and nutrition related materials, which are certificated by this accreditation system, could impart reliable information and knowledge to both learners and educators, and help them in effective selection of educational materials. Therefore, this accreditation system might be expected to increase satisfaction for teaching and learning about nutrition and healthy dietary life.

Keywords: accreditation system; accreditation procedures; accreditation committee; certificates; dietary and nutrition related education materials

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Fig. 1
Research procedures for establishing accreditation system of dietary and nutrition related education materials.
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Fig. 2
Accreditation evaluation criteria. A: Printed material for books. B: Printed material for leaflets. C: Web-sites. D: Materials for activities.
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Fig. 3
Sample of detailed instructions of accreditation.
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Fig. 4
Certificates for good educational materials. A: Certificate for printed material. B: Certificate for web-site. C: Materials for activities.
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Fig. 5
The related tasks of committees in the procedure of accreditation.
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Tables


Table 1
Analysis of accreditation systems in other operating agencies
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Table 2
Experts' opinions of the scope of accreditation, the valid period of accreditation, and accreditation evaluation fees
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Table 3
The final form of accreditation system of dietary and nutrition related education materials
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Notes

This research was supported by a grant from Korean Health Promotion Foundation in 2011.

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