[Objective] To establish an evaluation indicator system for healthy canteens in order to provide scientific basis for the evaluation of healthy canteens.
[Conclusion] A two-round Delphi consultation was conducted among thirty-two experts to identify and weigh proper indicators of healthy canteens according to the importance recognized by the experts.
[Results] The average length of service of the thirty-two experts was (18.41& #177;8.03) years. The response rates of the two round consultations from the experts were both 100%, and the average coefficients of experts' authorities were 0.85& #177;0.06 and 0.88& #177;0.06, with Kendall coefficients of 0.708 (χ2=675.773, P< 0.01) and 0.853 (χ2=818.902, P< 0.01), respectively. Six first-class indicators and twentyfive second-class indicators were identified. And the weights of the indicators were also established: the average weights of sound organization and management, healthy environment, healthy diet, healthy diet service and guidance, healthy food safety security, and scientific effect evaluation of the first-class indicators were 1.55, 1.56, 2.05, 1.91, 1.08, and 1.86, respectively.
[Conclusion] Delphi method is effective to establish evaluation indicators for healthy canteens.
organization and management;
diet service and guidance;
food safety security