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J Nutr Health. 2015 Feb;48(1):105-112. Korean.
Published online February 28, 2015.  https://doi.org/10.4163/jnh.2015.48.1.105
© 2015 The Korean Nutrition Society
A survey of eco-foodservice perception and satisfaction of elementary school parents in Jeju
Mi-Hui Jeong,1 and In-Sook Chae2
1Pyoseon Middle School, Jeju 699-914, Korea.
2Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Jeju National University, Jeju 690-756, Korea.

To whom correspondence should be addressed. tel: +82-64-754-3557, Email: ischae@jejunu.ac.kr
Received December 18, 2014; Revised January 05, 2015; Accepted January 11, 2015.

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Abstract

Purpose

This study analyzed the eco-foodservice perception and satisfaction of 344 elementary school parents in Jeju surveyed from February 1~12, 2010, with the aim of providing basic data for quality improvement of eco-foodservice in Jeju.

Methods

The data were analyzed by descriptive analysis, χ2-test, t-test, ANOVA, and Pearson's correlation coefficients, using the SPSS Win program (version 12.0).

Results

Regarding awareness of eco-friendly food materials of subjects, average score was 3.52 points (out of 5 scales) and 'difference between eco-friendly and general agricultural products (3.76)' showed the highest score whereas 'assurance standard and label of eco-friendly agricultural products (3.31)' showed the lowest score. In terms of the recognition of eco-foodservice implementation, 75.0% of parents were aware of it. Regarding the eco-foodservice satisfaction of the subjects, average score was 3.88 points (out of 5 scales) and food safety (3.98 points) showed the highest score whereas food taste (3.70 points) showed the lowest score. The eco-foodservice perception of subjects showed positive correlation with their eco-foodservice satisfaction.

Conclusion

It is necessary for the government and the local government to provide continuing education for school parents in order to enhance their perception of eco-friendly food materials. In addition, systematic and appropriate government support is needed in order to ensure internal stability of eco-foodservice.

Keywords: eco-foodservice; perception; satisfaction; eco-friendly food materials

Tables


Table 1
Descriptive characteristics of subjects. N=344
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Table 2
Perception of eco-friendly food materials by subjects. Mean ± SD
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Table 3
Reliability and supply method of eco-friendly food material by subjects. N (%)
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Table 4
Perception and channel of eco-foodservice by subjects. N (%)
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Table 5
Opinion of eco-foodservice by subjects. N (%)
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Table 6
Satisfaction with eco-foodservice by subjects. Mean ± SD
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Table 7
Change of satisfaction of eco-foodservice by subjects. N (%)
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Table 8
Reasons of satisfaction increase of eco-foodservice by subjects. N = 190
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Table 9
Correlation with satisfaction and perception of eco-foodservice and eco-friendly food materials of subjects
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Notes

This research was supported by the 2014 scientific promotion program funded by Jeju National University.

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