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J Nutr Health. 2017 Aug;50(4):383-390. Korean.
Published online August 31, 2017.  https://doi.org/10.4163/jnh.2017.50.4.383
© 2017 The Korean Nutrition Society
Importance and performance of food and nutrition labeling for school adolescents in Seoul
Jeong-Yoon Yoon,1 Ae Wha Ha,2 and Seyoung Ju3
1Major in Nutrition Education, Graduate school of Education, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Korea.
2Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Natural Nutraceuticals Industrization Research Center, DanKook University, Chungnam 31116, Korea.
3Major in Food and Nutrition, College of Biomedical and Health Science, Konkuk University, Chungju 27478, Korea.

To whom correspondence should be addressed. tel: +82-43-840-3582, Email: syoungju86@kku.ac.kr
Received June 01, 2017; Revised June 19, 2017; Accepted July 04, 2017.

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Abstract

Purpose

This study investigated the importance and performance of food/nutrition labeling. The aim was to determine how important students consider food nutritional labeling, utilization of nutrition labels in daily life, and consumer satisfaction of current nutritional labeling.

Methods

This study was conducted using a primary survey of students at one high school in Seoul. A total of 300 of 382 questionnaires were analyzed.

Results

Regarding difference analysis of the importance-performance of food/nutrition labeling, importance showed higher scores than performance in all 10 attributes. According to the results of Importance and Performance Analysis (IPA), ‘health, weight control and maintenance, proper dietary habits, and personal satisfaction’ displayed both high importance and performance in the first quadrant. Importance of two factors (health and nutritional factor and effects of media and education) of the 10 attributes positively influenced overall satisfaction in the multiple regression analysis.

Conclusion

To develop healthier food choices, it is necessary to educate adolescents about food/nutrition labeling and improve the food/nutrition labeling system.

Keywords: adolescents; IPA; food; nutrition; labeling

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Fig. 1
Importance-performance analysis (IPA) of attributes for food/nutrition labeling
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Tables


Table 1
The general characteristics of subjects
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Table 2
Analysis of Importance-Performance about food/nutrition labeling
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Table 3
Factor analysis of the attribute' importance of food/nutrition labeling
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Table 4
Correlation analysis regarding importance attributes and overall satisfaction of food/nutrition labeling
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Table 5
Multiple regression analysis of importance attributes and overall satisfaction for food/nutrition labeling
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