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Journal of Korean Society of Medical Informatics 2004;10(3):329-338.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4258/jksmi.2004.10.3.329    Published online September 30, 2004.
Development and Application of a Web-Based Tailored Nutrition Management Program and Change in Knowledge of Nutrition and Eating Habits in Elementary Students
Hee Young Song, Gi Yon Kim, So Mi Park, Hea Kung Hur
Department of Nursing, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Korea.

OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to develop and apply a web-based tailored nutrition management program for elementary school students.

METHODS: One group pretest, posttest design was used with a random sample of 5th and 6th grade students in two elementary schools out of the 20 elementary schools in W city. The web-based nutrition program was developed based on previous studies and existing web sites related to nutrition education and management. It consisted of a combination of web-based step-by-step self-checkups and web-based instructions on knowledge of nutrition, eating habits, and perception and satisfaction with body shape etc. Students completed web-based questionnaires on knowledge of nutrition and eating habits at baseline and three weeks later. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and paired t-test.

RESULTS: Knowledge of nutrition and practice of correct eating habits increased significantly after the students completed the web-based program.

CONCLUSION: These results suggest that a web-based nutrition management program is effective for nutrition education for children in terms of accessibility, compliance, and client-initiative.

Key Words: Nutritional Management, Children Nutrition


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